|Location :||Highland. Close to Longmorn, south of Elgin, Morayshire. Grampian Region.. - Situated three miles south of Elgin to the east of the A941.|
|Type :||Scotch, Single Pure Malt. Highland Speyside (Lossie)|
Longmorn Elgin Moray / Morayshire IV30 3SJ
Phone +44 01542-783400
Fax +44 01542-783404
|Founded :||Est. 1898., and extended in the 1960's and 1970's.|
Build by John Duff. Wm. Cadenhead Ltd and Gordon & MacPhail Ltd.
Producer : Seagram/Chivas
|Water :||Local springs.|
In 1994 it became available in its first official bottling as a single malt.
In 1965 the distillery was re-opened by Glenlivet distillers after a period that saw most of the distillery re-built. In 1978 Benriach was purchased by the Canadian whisky firm, Seagrams and as a result of the need to step up production, Benriach was extended from two stills to four. In April 2004 the distillery was acquired by was acquired by 3 entrepreneurs led by Scotch Whisky industry veteran Billy Walker.
In 2007 the distillery extended its core range with 3 single malt expressions; Heredotus Fumosus, Importanticus Fumosus and Arumaticus Fumosus. Each malt is aged 12 years old, distilled from heavily peated malted barley, and finished in either Pedro Ximinez Sherry butts (Heredotus), Aged Tawny Port hogsheads (Importanticus) or Dark Rum barrels (Arumaticus).
The core range includes 12yo, 16yo and 20yo bottlings, while BenRiach 25 years old and 30 years old were launched in June 2006, four 15YO wood finishes in November 2006, and the super premium and extremely limited 40 years old (the oldest BenRiach in existence) in January 2007
Independent bottlings are also available, such as the Connoissuers Choice (Gordon MacPhail).
The signature style of the distillery is a richly flavoured malt, emphasizing honey, vanilla and heather flowers, with sweet spices and a milk chocolate ovetones.
Benriach has punched above its weight during the past few years and in February 2008 it was rewarded with the distinction of "Whisky Distiller of the Year" by the Whisky Magazine
Benriach Highland - Malt. Speyside 1994 first official bottling as a single malt.
Benriach 10 years old Single Speyside Speyside 10 43 Seagram bottling.
Benriach Single Speyside Speyside 1969 40 Gordon & MacPhail bottling.
|Age :||vintage 1969|
|Remark :||Benriach 1969 vintage - connoisseurs choice from Gordon MacPhail|
Benriach 1978 Cask Strength Cask Strength Speyside 1978 1995 59,7 Bottled in March 1995, available from Wm. Cadenhead. This whisky is sherrywoodmatured.
Benriach 1982 Single Speyside Speyside 1982 40 1982 distilling available in 70cl & 5cl bottles. A limited number of the 1969 distilling is also available in 5cl bottles. Finally the 1982 distilling is also available in Cask strength, strength 62,9%vol. Comes in 75cl bottles.
Benriach 1982 Cask Strength Cask Strength Speyside 1982 60,6 Available as 1982 distilling.