Stronachie 10 year old is a single malt by independent bottlers A D Rattray. This whisky is named after the legendary and (sadly) lost Highland distillery of the same name. Creamy, buttery and fruity with citrus notes.
A.D. Rattray independent bottlers
A. D. Rattray are independent whisky bottlers established in 1868. In the last quarter of the 19th century the company represented various established Whisky distilleries and distributed their whiskies all over the West of Scotland. The business was sold in the late 1920's to whisky brokers William Walker and Co. It wasn't until 2002 that a fourth generation descendant of Andrew Dewar Rattray, Tim Morrison, released a new Stronachie whisky. Two years later the fabulous single cask range was introduced. These days the company's portfolio includes Stronachie and Cask Islay single malt whiskeis and the Bank Note blended whisky.
Benrinnes is a Speyside distillery located in Aberlour. The original distillery was founded in 1826 but was destroyed by a flood three years later. It was rebuilt at its current location and operated without major incidents. Like most distilleries in the 19th century, it went through various changes of ownership. When the distillery was damaged by a fire in 1896, it was refurbished and powered by electricity.
The distillery was again rebuilt in 1955 by John Dewar and Sons. Some eleven years later, the production capacity was doubled. In the 1970's the distillery adopted a unique triple distillation method. This distillation method was abandoned in 2007.
The flavours of Benrinnes derive from the distillery's usage of worm tubes to cool the neck of the stills, a short fermentation period of 60 hours and clear wort.