Benrinnes 1976 vintage Connoisseurs Choice single malt Scotch whiskey. Matured in first fill and refill sherry casks.
Distilled March 1976 and bottled August 2010 by Gordon & MacPhail.
Nose: Initial Sherry notes, some hints of rum and raisin emerge. A subtle vanilla note develops with hints of toasted almonds.
Palate: Heavy Sherry influences, some nutty overtones. Smooth and mouth warming. Fruity - cooked plums and red berries.
Benrinnes Single Malt Whiskey
Benrinnes Distillery was established by Peter Mackenzie in 1826 on the north-west shoulder of Ben Rinns Mountain. Following flooding in 1829 the distillery was re-built on a slightly different site in 1835 by John Innes. Only a small percentage of Benrinnes whiskey is released as official single malt but it is available in the Coopers Choice, First Editions and Carn Mor ranges. From 1956 until around 2010 distillation at followed a complex partial triple distillation process. Benrinnes Distillery is one of the few Scottish distilleries continuing to cool the spirit from its six stills in traditional worm tubs.