|Location :||Benrinnes, Aberlour, Banffshire. Gramp Region.|
|Region :||Highland Speyside|
|Distillery :||Benrinnes Distillery - The Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd.|
|Founded :||Benrinnes - (Believed to be founded in 1835, although evidence exists of distilling on this site in 1826) - 1926 John Dewar & Sons. (DCL)|
|Water :||Ben Rinnes|
From the book 'The Scottish Collection' Classic Malts by Carol P. Shaw :
It was rebuilt as a distillery when the buildings were destroyed during floods in 1829. Benrinnes underwent a second make-over in 1955 and the traditional floor maltings were replaced by a so-called 'Saladin Box' in 1964. This is a giant flat box that mechanically turns the germinating barley inside and allows air to pass through it. The Saladin Box (named after its inventor Charles Saladin) was removed again in 1984 when Benrinnes stopped producing its own malted barley.
The distillery has enjoyed almost continual production, aside a brief closure during the two world wars. The single malt is highly acclaimed by blenders. Its partial triple distillation makes it one of the most individualistic malts in the Diageo (its current owners) portfolio.
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|Age :||? years old.|
|Remark :||None at present time.|
|Age :||18, 22 and 27 Years old.|
|Vol :||18=50,2% or 55,3% / 22=46% and 27=44%|