- Benriach 16 Year Old Batch 11 Cask #5171
BenRiach 16 Year Old 1998 Vintage, triple distilled, Batch 11 Highland single malt Scotch whiskey. Single Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon #5171 bottled July 2014. 707 numbered bottles.
Nose: A clean, gentle nose of date, fig and cocoa holds an elegant twist of fragrant herbs and nutmeg.
Palate: Vibrant oak spice, orange bitters and dark chocolate give exceptional depth. Stewed barley and orchard fruits softly roll through the long ever-changing palate.
BenRiach Single Malt Whiskey
Benriach Distillery in 1898 just south of Elgin complete with a siding connecting it directly to the great North of Scotland Railway. But Benriach was forced to close in 1900 and remained closed until 1965 and whilst its traditional floor maltings continued to operate complete with the pagoda roof over the malt kiln it too finally closed in 1999. Having re-opened in 2004 the Benriach range is now extensive and features age expressions beginning with Benriach 10 years, 16 Year Old and vintage cask releases running back to the 1970s. The distillery is owned by Brown Forman of America.