Advertisement
Latest news

BenRiach debuts 24 single cask whiskies

by

Speyside distillery BenRiach has released Batch 16 of its single cask programme, comprising 24 new single cask whiskies aged for between seven and 33 years.

BenRiach Single Cask Programme Batch 16 in warehouse
Spice of life: A variety of casks including rum, Port and wine have been used for Batch 16

This year’s instalment of the annually-released collection is designed to ‘offer a rich insight into the eclectic cask collection’ in the BenRiach warehouses, containing whiskies aged in ex-Hungarian Tokaji wine casks, ex-Sauternes barriques and ex-Jamaican rum casks, among others.

BenRiach master blender Dr Rachel Barrie said: ‘This release provides a rare opportunity to explore the many facets of BenRiach maturation in one batch, something us whisky makers are lucky to do every day.

‘Batch 16 offers [flavours such as] the sweet side of Sicilian Marsala wood, the smoked plum of the Rioja cask and a dark manuka honey palate from the 30-year-old Tokaji.’

Featuring 16 unpeated and eight peated expressions, 12 of the whiskies will be available in Europe, while the other 12 will be available in Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

The collection is set to be released in July, although prices for the individual whiskies have yet to be confirmed.

Full details of BenRiach Cask Bottling Batch 16:

Available in Europe:

  • 1985 Cask #7214: 33-year-old matured in a virgin oak cask, bottled at 48.1% abv.
  • 1991 Cask #1865: 27-year-old matured in an ex-rum cask, bottled at 50.3% abv.
  • 1993 Cask #7881: 25-year-old matured in an ex-Rioja wine cask, bottled at 48.1% abv.
  • 1994 Cask #6500: 24-year-old matured in an ex-Marsala cask, bottled at 51.8% abv.
  • 2005 Cask #3791: 14-year-old matured in an ex-Port cask, bottled at 48.1% abv.
  • 2005 Cask #3435: 13-year-old matured in an ex-rum cask, bottled at 55% abv.
  • 2007 Cask #7611: 12-year-old matured in an ex-rum cask, bottled at 59.5% abv.
  • 2008 Cask #2506: 11-year-old matured in an ex-Bourbon cask, bottled at 59.4% abv.
  • 2007 Cask #3237: 11-year-old matured in an ex-oloroso Sherry cask, bottled at 61.2% abv.
  • 2008 Cask #3085: 10-year-old matured in an ex-oloroso Sherry cask, bottled at 61.6% abv.
  • 2009 Cask #6095: Nine-year-old matured in a virgin oak cask, bottled at 58.5% abv.
  • 2012 Cask #7825: Seven-year-old matured in a virgin oak cask, bottled at 61.2% abv.

Available in Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Canada:

  • 1988 Cask #4422: 30-year-old matured in an ex-Tokaji wine cask, bottled at 46.5% abv.
  • 1991 Cask #1850: 27-year-old matured in an ex-Madeira cask, bottled at 53.9% abv.
  • 1993 Cask #7944: 25-year-old matured in an ex-Claret wine cask, bottled at 53.1% abv.
  • 1994 Cask #7379: 24-year-old matured in an ex-Bourbon cask, bottled at 54.5% abv.
  • 1995 Cask #7385: 23-year-old matured in an ex-oloroso Sherry cask, bottled at 51.7% abv.
  • 1997 Cask #7858: 21-year-old matured in a virgin oak cask, bottled at 51.9% abv.
  • 1997 Cask #4438: 21-year-old matured in an ex-Marsala cask, bottled at 54.1% abv.
  • 2005 Cask #6924: 13-year-old matured in an ex-Pedro Ximénez Sherry cask, bottled at 56.2% abv.
  • 2005 Cask #6704: 13-year-old matured in an ex-Port cask, bottled at 57.5% abv.
  • 2006 Cask #1853: 12-year-old matured in an ex-Sauternes wine cask, bottled at 55.2% abv.
  • 2008 Cask #7865: 10-year-old matured in an ex-Adoro wine cask, bottled at 59% abv.
  • 2009 Cask #1647: 10-year-old matured in an ex-Madeira cask, bottled at 59% abv.
Scroll To Top