Rachel Barrie, raised in Aberdeen shire and one of only a handful of women in the ‘top job’ in the whisky industry is the first female Master Blender to be given an honorary doctorate by the University of Edinburgh.
As a Master Blender, Rachel Barrie creates some of the world’s finest single malts for BenRiach, Glenglassaugh and The GlenDronach distilleries. Her expertise and service to the whisky industry was recognised by the university when she was made an honorary Doctor of Science at a ceremony on 9th July.
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.
BenRiach Distillery is pleased to announce the release of a new triple distilled expression, aged for 10 years, exclusively for the global travel retail market.
The expression joins the classic and peated BenRiach Quarter Casks in the global travel retail range from BenRiach. The range embodies the unconventional Speyside style of BenRiach and its creative heritage of distilling malt whisky in a ‘troika’ of styles: unpeated, peated and triple distilled.
Whisky explorers searching for a glimpse into the spirit of BenRiach distillery have the chance to experiment with this emerging Speyside single malt in its most undiluted form, with the release of BenRiach Cask Strength – Batch 2.
Following on from the successful release of Cask Strength – Batch 1, BenRiach distillery Master Blender Rachel Barrie has hand-picked a small selection from 2006, 2007 and 2008 to create this rich, smooth, triple-cask matured expression.
BenRiach Distillery announces the release of a twenty-one-year-old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, unconventionally matured in a combination of four types of cask: bourbon barrels, virgin oak, Pedro Ximenez and red wine casks.
These four cask types are expertly blended together by the BenRiach Master Blender, Rachel Barrie, to create a multi-faceted and superbly balanced malt.
Recently I received a group of friends by mail. Five sample bottles and one came a few days later, small friends sent by Gordon & MacPhail. A group of six close friends, that opened their friendship to me and and let me take a look into their hearts and souls.
All part of the believe of “The Wood Makes the Whisky” is to show the key element in the maturation process.
“Every details is important,
from branch to barrel”
“If we didn’t have casks, we wouldn’t have whisky”
Located in the north-east of Scotland in the heart of the world famous whisky producing region of Speyside, Gordon & MacPhail is an independent family owned and managed firm which has been bottling Single Malt Whiskies for over 120 years.