Merk
The BenRiach
Leeftijd
32 years old
Expressie
Firkin
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distilleerderij
The BenRiach Distillery
Herkomst
Speyside, Schotland
Vat nr.
6337
Jaar gedistilleerd
1978
ABV.
40,10%
Bron
The BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd

Review door The BenRiach

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Kleur

Clear and bright. Light gold.

Geur

Fresh summer fruit aromas are accompanied by bold floral notes, in particular daffodils and freshly cut rosehips. Honey and subtle oak add to a tremendously complex whisky.

Smaak

Full, complex and long. Incredibly well-developed with smooth, creamy vanilla married with a delicate yet clearly-defined fruit base. Apricots, peaches and nectarines drizzled with honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Notitie

This bottling follows the discovery of an unusual 'Firkin' cask at the Elgin distillery.

Only forty bottles of this exquisite 32 years old single malt will be available, making this an ultra-rare BenRiach expression.

This cask, number 6337, is one of the only two Firkins in our possession. Distilled and filled to cask on June 26, 1978, and bottled at 40.1% at natural colour and non-chill filtered earlier this year, the style of the whisky is classic Speyside.

Because a Firkin's size is smaller than that of a standard barrel, there is a greater surface to liquid ratio when the spirit undergoes maturation, and this imparts a more intense, fuller flavour.

The packaging has been designed to reflect the super-premium nature of the whisky, with the bottle silk-screened and the closure sealed via a wax dip, all of which is housed in a beautiful hand-crafted wooden box.

This bottle is a real collector's item!