Located in the ‘Heart of Speyside’, in the North-East region of Morayshire, BenRiach displays all the traditional charm of a Speyside distillery. Built by John Duff in 1898, BenRiach draws its water from the Burnside springs located underground, deep below the distillery.
Distillery experiments with several interesting wood finishes and it continues to produce whisky from both peated and non-peated malted barley. The BenRiach portrays its own uniqueness through the particular methods and skills of the men who craft the whisky, the ingredients used, the distinctive copper stills and the high quality casks selected for maturation.
The malted barley used to make BenRiach Peated Cask Strength Batch 2 Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been smoked with Highland peat, enriching the whisky with notes of smoked apple wood. It has been bottled at its natural state, and at cask strength, so it can be experienced as if sampled at the source: straight from the cask. This multifaceted expression has matured in bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry casks, before the whisky from these two woods is expertly blended together by our Master Blender, Rachel Barrie. Each cask type adds to the taste experience; with notes of butterscotch, Brazil nut toffee and pine resin, layered over bellowing peat embers.
NOSE: Juniper berries and stone fruit, wood-smoke and milk thistle.
PALATE: Bellowing peat embers carry butterscotch and Brazil nut toffee interwoven with pine resin.
FINISH: Velvety, banana custard, and ginger snaps.