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[29 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 674 views]
Like a Virgin? – Benriach virgin cask # 4385 1994

A 1994 BR single cask finished in Virgin oak. Yes, The Benriach have jumped on the new virgin oak bandwagon, and while It can add some flavor to whisky, one has to wonder, why the original cask was not good enough to have been bottled without it being re-casked into a virgin oak cask, to be “enhanced”. Virgin oak can …

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[20 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 763 views]
Two 1970’s Single Cask Benriachs [Batch 10]

After we tried two younger single casks from the latest batch it’s time for the real deal : Two single casks from the 70’s. Mind you, i was only a baby when those two were filled (boy, I am getting older). 1976 casks have quite a reputation for being amazing, and I do wonder how those would stand up to …

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[7 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 971 views]
Benriach 1998 cask 7633 PX puncheon finish

Time for another of the latest BR single casks just released. Not a peated cask this time but equally interesting : this one is triple distilled (yes, you read that right T-r-i-p-l-e) which is quite unusual for the Benriach as only a small fraction of the spirit distilled annualy is triple distilled there. It has been matured for 15 years …

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[29 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 1,147 views]
BenRiach Single Casks batch 10: BenRiach 2005 Peated cask 3782

almost two weeks ago Benriach has released  its eagerly-anticipated single cask bottlings.
Selected by Master Blender Billy Walker, the twelve-expression batch from the Elgin distillery was bottled last month and all bottlings are available now in specialist shops.
Batch 10 comprises sublime Speyside vintages ranging from 1976 to 2005. Cask types vary from Moscatel and Virgin American Oak Hogsheads to Pedro Ximenez …

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[17 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 1,016 views]
BenRiach – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Time for another lovely Boutique-y bottling and of one of my Favourite distilleries out there : The BenRiach. as always, with Boutique-y bottlings the hand drawn labels are cool, this one features a monkey in the malting room. as you well know
BenRiach is one of the very few distilleries who still malt a  small proportion of their own barley. In …

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[10 Jan 2013 | One Comment | 1,117 views]
Single Cask Nation Benriach 17 yo Peated

Another cask from the lovely gang at JewMalt, this time a Benriach. Who doesn’t like one. I was not really aware it was a peated cask, until i sniffed the bottle, and boy, there was no dispute. This is some nice Peated stuff. I like those!
This cask bottling, distilled in June 1995, spent 17 years maturing in a second fill …

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[27 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,513 views]
Maltstock Masterclass #2–The Benriach and Glendronach

After finishing the MoM master class, we went out to eat a light lunch of sandwiches , as to allow us to eat nicely at dinner, while BBQ Guru NL was doing his magic with the BBQ and grill. Everyone was drooling at the sight of the piglet which was cooking nicely since the morning on the skewer.

A bit more …

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[16 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,289 views]
Tasting The Benriach “Horizons” 12 yo  triple distilled

Today’s dram is the Benriach Horizons 12. What’s so unique about it is that it’s distilled three times as opposed to most single malts which are distilled twice (or 2.5 times like in Springbank). Will be interesting to see how the third distillation affects the liquid. One thing I do like about this one and many young Benriachs is that …

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[25 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 1,400 views]
The Benriach ‘Generations’ 1988  Gaja barolo Cask #4423 (Singapore)

Earlier this year I posted my notes for a younger single cask expressions bottled for the Singapore market. Unlike the other cask, this one is a wine cask , and a Gaja barolo to be more exact, rather than a classic sherry cask.  It’s time to check out the older expression and see how we like it over here, right? …

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[22 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 1,410 views]
The Benriach ‘Birnie Moss’

The Birnie Moss has been around for a couple of years now since 2008, and it’s been added ‘officially’ to the peated Benriachs (change of bottle, and packaging). This one is the youngest of the bunch (NAS) but the color really gives it away,as well as the nose, as we’re about to see soon.It’s bottled at 48%, which is nice …