BenRiach Single Casks Batch 15, is comprised of 17 casks: 11 unpeated and 6 peated, which have been matured in an eclectic mix of casks, including port pipes, moscatel hogsheads, sauternes barriques, virgin oak and rum barrels.
|BenRiach launches its 15th batch of single cask bottlings|
Each year, BenRiach’s Master Blender Rachel Barrie, selects a number of distinct casks which celebrate what the distillery describes as its ‘creative distilling and maturation heritage’. BenRiach holds some of the most experimental casks in Speyside, making it uniquely placed to offer a multi-faceted range of casks in both unpeated and peated styles.
The full cask and bottling details and release markets of the BenRiach Single Casks Batch 15:
1991 Cask #6898 - 26yr - Burgundy Baroque: 49.4% ABV (Europe)
1992 Cask #979 - 25yr - Port Hogshead: 53.9% ABV (Can, Asia, Aus, NZ)
1995 Cask #7383 - 22yr - Peated / Oloroso Sherry Butt: 51.1% ABV (Can, Asia, Aus, NZ)
1997 CASK #4437 - 20yr - Marsala Hogshead: 54.8% ABV (Can, Asia, Aus, NZ)
1997 Cask #7859 - 20yr - Virgin Oak Hogshead: 53.1% ABV (Europe)
2005 CASK #5014 - 12yr - Oloroso Sherry Butt: 58.1% ABV (Can, Asia, Aus, NZ)
2006 CASK #1855 - 11yr - Sauternes Barrique: 56.5% ABV (Can, Asia, Aus, NZ)
2006 CASK #2406 - 11yr - Port Pipe: 58.7% ABV (Can, Asia, Aus, NZ)
2007 CASK #8731 – 10yr - Moscatel Hogshead: 59.2% ABV (Europe)
2007 CASK #8737 - 10yr - Moscatel Hogshead: 58.9% ABV (Can, Asia, Aus, NZ)
2007 CASK #3236 – 10yr - Oloroso Sherry Butt: 58.5% ABV (Europe)
2008 CASK #5807 - 10yr - Sauternes Barrique: 59.7% ABV (Europe)
2005 CASK #2682 – 12yr - Peated / Port Pipe: 53.9% ABV (Can, Asia, Aus, NZ)
2007 CASK #7722 – 10yr - Peated / Virgin Oak Hogshead: 57.1% ABV (Europe)
2007 CASK #3071 – 10yr - Peated / Oloroso Sherry Butt: 58.3% ABV (Europe)
2007 CASK #7610 – 11yr - Peated / Rum Barrel: 59.5% ABV (Europe)
2008 CASK #2048 – 9yr - Peated / Port Pipe: 61.7% ABV (Europe)
Commenting on the launch, Rachel Barrie, said: “Batch 15 provides a rare opportunity to explore the many facets of BenRiach maturation in one batch, something us whisky makers are lucky to do every day. From the sweet side of Marsala wood to the exotic fruity side of Rum and the barbecued smokiness of charred American Virgin oak, there is a cask to suit every whisky lover’s palate. Now’s the time to explore, take your pick and find the cask you most enjoy!”
The BenRiach Single Casks Batch 15 bottlings, will be available in their selected markets later this month. RRP’s (tbc).
Posted by Steve Rush