Unusually for a Speyside distillery, BenRiach distill whisky from both styles of malted barley, non peated and peated, enabling them to capture the defining taste and aroma of peat reek in a few special bottlings.
BenRiach ‘Solstice’ is one such expression – distilled from heavily peated malted barley, the whisky has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels, before being finished in aged Tawny Port pipes, sourced from the Duoro region in the north of Portugal. The overall maturation period, across both styles of wood is a minimum of 15 years.
In April 2004, the BenRiach distillery, which was previously under the ownership of Chivas Brothers, was acquired by three entrepreneurs, led by Scotch Whisky industry veteran Billy Walker. The BenRiach Distillery Company was then born.
Now BenRiach, located in the 'Heart of Speyside', just south of Elgin, is firmly back on the scene producing its very special single malt whiskies as an independent distiller. They produce a wide range of ages and varied caskings, well worth investigation.
Nose: Rich wood smoke with ladles of sweet peat. Homemade raspberry jam and spiced fruit shortcake. Spicy and big.
Colour: Rich ruby-rose with a luscious pink burst.
Taste: Massive peat and wood smoke flavours partner a base of soft red fruits and autumn spices – cloves and cinnamon specifically. Very bold and intense characteristics.
Our nationwide door to door deliveries are processed by leading specialists in the transportation of quality wines and spirits. We aim to keep things as simple as possible and have opted for a flat consignment charge of £5 +VAT to mainland UK destinations. We are able to facilitate morning deliveries(before 10am & Midday) and Saturday deliveries for an extra charge, please contact us and we will see what can be done.
NB Deliveries to the Highlands & Islands of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly will incur delivery surcharges.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.