The Benriach Distillery, has announced the launch of four new expressions, exclusive to Global Travel Retail.
The four new expressions are comprised of: Benriach Quarter Cask (46% ABV), Smoky Quarter Cask (46% ABV), Triple Distilled Ten (46% ABV) and their oldest ever triple distilled expression, the 22 Year Old Triple Distilled (46.8% ABV).
|Three of the new Benriach GTR exclusives|
Benriach’s tradition of triple distilling small batches, a practice which is continued only once a year at the Speyside based distillery, is said to produce their most refined spirit style, enhanced by three cask maturation in both the 10 Year Old and 22 Year Old expressions.
Smaller bespoke casks have been used in the second maturation for Benriach Quarter Cask and Benriach Smoky Quarter Cask to elevate the fruit-forward character of the distillery. The smaller casks enable greater interaction between the wood and spirit to intensify maturation and deliver depth and richness of flavour.
Commenting on the new whiskies, Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at Benriach Distillery, said: “Our oldest triple distilled expression, Benriach 22 Year Old Triple Distilled, is a complex fruit and oak masterpiece, with rich layers of caramel mocha and morello cherry, overlaid with mellow nutty elegance and the exquisite richness of orange peel, red apple and date. Benriach Triple Distilled Ten is layered in glazed fruit, creamy vanilla and honey sweetness alongside vibrant toasted oak spice.”
Rachel went onto say: “The bespoke quarter casks used in both Benriach Quarter Cask and Benriach Smoky Quarter Cask gives each a very distinctive flavour profile. In Quarter Cask it creates layers of glazed orchard fruit and rich vanilla, finishing with notes of ripe barley and oak spice. Smoky Quarter Cask adds layers of ripe fruit, fresh wood smoke and spiced vanilla, with finishing notes of mellow smoke and nutty oak.”
The new Benriach Quarter Cask, Smoky Quarter Cask, Triple Distilled Ten and 22 Year Old Triple Distilled, will be available next month through Global Travel Retail outlets, for the respective RRP’s of: £36.00, £36.00, £40.00 and £129.00.
Posted by Steve Rush