BenRiach 21 Year Old (46% ABV) has been matured in a combination of bourbon, virgin oak, Pedro Ximenez and red wine casks.
|BenRiach 21 Year Old|
The four cask types were blended together by the BenRiach Master Blender, Rachel Barrie. Each cask is said to amplify unique notes of bourbon vanilla, virgin oak spice, PX sweetness and vinous red fruits developing from BenRiach’s signature sweet barley and fruit-laden style.
This latest unpeated single malt is one of two BenRiach expressions to be released at 21 years old. The other, its richly peated partner, will appear early in 2018.
Commenting on the launch, Rachel Barrie, said: “At BenRiach we have developed a reputation for innovative maturation using an eclectic mix of cask types. BenRiach 21 year old is the next step on this innovative journey, bringing together four eclectic casks in one single malt: bourbon barrels at its core enriched by virgin American oak, Pedro Ximenez and red wine casks.”
She went onto say: This new unpeated expression is likely to both surprise and delight, as it opens with fresh summer fruit compote, soft vanilla and vibrant candied peel, developing into tangy red fruits, barley sugar and the warmth of chocolate ginger. I look forward to sharing this enigmatic malt with all intrigued to discover more.”
BenRiach 21 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £125.
Posted by Steve Rush