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.
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.
Bitter tangerine peel, dark chocolate, cold brew coffee, yeast and some slightly tart white wine.
Pencil shavings , toasted oak and spices on the back end - cinnamon.With water added - slightly creamy, lemon curd, lemon barley sweetness.
More chalk , liquorice, vanilla, lemon candy, pineapple, and pear, wee touch of spiced oak in theback. The finish ismedium- short, creamy, soft, stemmed ginger.
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