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BENRINNES

Distillery
  • Region: Speyside
  • Address: Aberlour, Speyside
  • Founded: 1826
Product Description

Single malt bottlings of Benrinnes are extremely rare.

It is a remote distillery, situated 210 metres above sea level. The distillery spirit is heavy, meaty and quite sulphury, partly because of a complicated and unusual distillation process it used to use (still tasted in older bottlings) and partly because of the use of worm tubs - horizontal condensing pipes passing through very cold water ensuring a slow condensation.

The spirit is in high demand by blenders as a result.

Did You Know?

As many as 11 distilleries use water sourced from Benrinnes.

The distillery was originally called The Lyne of Rutherie.

The current distillery is actually about a mile away from the original distillery site.

Distillery Tasting Notes

Nose

Bitter tangerine peel, dark chocolate, cold brew coffee, yeast and some slightly tart white wine. 

Palate

Pencil shavings , toasted oak and spices on the back end - cinnamon.With water added - slightly creamy, lemon curd, lemon barley sweetness.

Finish

More chalk , liquorice, vanilla, lemon candy, pineapple, and pear, wee touch of spiced oak in theback. The finish ismedium- short, creamy, soft, stemmed ginger.

Releases
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Bottles
Date distilled
Date bottled
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Cask Number: 301903
Bottles: 296
Date distilled: 23/2/2009
Date bottled: 17/05/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 57.5%
Markets: UK, France
Cask Number: 301900
Bottles: 222
Date distilled: 23/02/2009
Date bottled: 21/06/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 58.7%
Markets: USA
Cask Number: 305960
Bottles: 82
Date distilled: 25/05/2008
Date bottled: 21/06/2021
Age: Aged 13 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 53.6%
Markets: USA
Cask Number: 301911
Bottles: 309
Date distilled: 23/02/2009
Date bottled: 27/07/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 60.2%
Markets: Israel, Australia, Germany, UK
Cask Number: 309355
Bottles: 291
Date distilled: 29/08/2011
Date bottled: 27/07/2021
Age: Aged 9 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 60.4%
Markets: UK, Phillipines, Denmark

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