Distilled at The Benrinnes Distillery in November 1997. Bottled Glasgow October 2014. Aged 16 Years in American oak cask. 56.5% Alcohol by volume. No added colour or chill filtration
Ben Rinnes, one of the dominant peaks of Speyside is the picturesque setting of Benrinnes Distillery, thought to have been founded in the early 1820’s. The mountain provides the water source for the making of the whisky.
The distillery which was founded in the 1820’s is situated 12 miles south of Elgin in the Parish of Aberlour. It was closed briefly in the 30’s and again in 1943. It was extensively rebuilt in the 50’s. Benrinnes is used extensively for Blending and is the major component of Crawford’s blend. At one time one of the big five blending houses of the mighty Distillers Company. The other four being Haig, Johnnie Walker, White Horse and Dewars.
A rich and very pleasant aromatic malt with a medium body and a hint of Sherry. Perhaps also liquorice, aniseed and vanilla.