Continuing its journey pushing the boundaries of malt alchemy, BenRiach distillery has released Batch 15 of its cask bottling programme. BenRiach holds some of the most experimental casks in Speyside, making it uniquely placed to offer a multi-faceted range of casks in both unpeated and Highland peated styles.
Each year, Master Blender Rachel Barrie selects a number of distinct casks which celebrate the distillery’s creative distilling and maturation heritage. Batch 15 includes 17 casks: 11 unpeated and 6 Highland peated – an eclectic mix including port pipes, moscatel hogsheads, sauternes barriques, rum barrels and virgin oak.
Each bottle is filled exclusively from one of these individual casks. Announcing the release of BenRiach Cask Bottling Release – Batch 15, BenRiach Distillery Master Blender Rachel Barrie, said: “Batch 15 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. From the sweet side of Marsala wood to the exotic fruity side of Rum and the barbecued smokiness of charred American Virgin oak, there is a cask to suit every whisky lover’s palate.
“Now’s the time to explore, take your pick and find the cask you most enjoy!”
BenRiach Cask Bottling Release – Batch 15 is available to purchase from specialist retailers from April in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. See details below on cask availability by region. Depending on the expression the ABV ranges from 53.1% to 61.7%, and is always non-chill filtered and of natural colour.
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