The BenRiach 10 Year Old Triple Distilled (43% ABV) has been matured for at least 10 years in first fill American bourbon barrels and first fill Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.
|The BenRiach 10 Year Old Triple Distilled|
Apart from a few exceptions, more notably the releases from the Auchentoshan distillery, Scotch whisky is traditionally distilled just twice, but BenRiach have been experimenting with a third distillation since 1998.
The BenRiach 10 Year Old Triple Distilled, is said to deliver notes of crisp green apple skin, vanilla icing sugar, white grape, lychees and a sweet barley back note on the nose. Followed by notes of freshly sawn oak, pear tarte tatin dusted with cinnamon and white pepper sauce on the palate.
Commenting on the news, Rachel Barrie, BenRiach Master Blender, said: “Two decades ago the BenRiach distillery team started to experiment with small batches of triple distilled whisky, even when most Single Malt Scotch whiskies are distilled just twice. We continue to boldly approach the art of distillation and cask maturation, inspired by the adventurous spirit of our distillery founder. I have the wonderful task of bringing out this experimental nature through some of the most interesting casks in Speyside. For the unconventional whisky lovers and explorers, BenRiach Triple Distilled is a chance to enjoy an innovative style of Speyside Single Malt Scotch not once or twice, but triple distilled.”
The BenRiach 10 Year Old Triple Distilled, will be available later this month from travel retail outlets. RRP (tbc).
Posted by Steve Rush