Benriach 2008 (10 year old) Berry Bros & Rudd
This superb single malt Scotch whisky from Benriach distillery was bottled by Berry Bros & Rudd. It spend 10 ling years sleeping quietly in oak barrels before being bottled in 2019 at 46%ABV. Expect hearty barley backed up by orchard fruit and toasted almond, alongside just a hint of herbaceous oak.
About the Distillery...
Benriach is a Speyside distillery located very close to Elgin. It was built by the same people who built nearby Longmorn distillery. Just two years after it was built the Pattison crisis happened and the distillery closed down. For 65 long years the distillery laid silent only with its maltings being used to supply the Longmorn distillery.
The distillery re opened in 1965 and produced spirit mostly for blends. After another couple of changes in ownership the distillery was acquired by the Benriach Distillery Company Limited. Under that ownership the whisky gained popularity among serious whisky drinkers. Benriach, Glenglassaugh and Glendronach distilleries were purchased by BrownForman in 2016.
The style of spirit produced at Benriach is predominantly fruity. Medium size pot stills and a short fermentation period contribute to it.