• Benrinnes 17 Yr Exclusive Malts Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A hidden gem from the heart of Speyside. This light and lively Benrinnes has a pale honey color with aromas of baked orchard fruits, light cereal notes, and light baking spices. The palate is moderate in weight making this a quite lovely summer Scotch. The flavors are clean and delineated with pretty orchard fruits and light pepper notes on the finish. At 51.2% alcohol by volume, this needs only a drop of water to bring out its expressiveness. D&M Tasting Notes

 Distilled: October 1997. Bottled: March 2015 Cask#9635 51.2% ABV

The scotch we have for you is such a hidden gem that Diegeo has not gotten around to making a website for it, sparing this writer from separating relative truth from advertising copy. The distillery get it’s name from the mountain Ben Rinnes, whose summit is two miles away. Whisky production occurred on a nearby farm in the Speyside before tax records kicked in, but Benrinnes as a single malt concern first began in 1826. We say first began because its location on a flood plain became plainly foolhardy when it was destroyed three years later. Another Scotsman tried again and in 1835 another distillery rose in the area of the original, though thankfully not at the same location. As was often the case in the distillery history of the 1800s, this distillery changed hands a handful of times in the 1800s before being bought in 1922 by John Dewar & Sons. Three years later John Dewar & Sons was absorbed into the precursor of Diageo, where the distillery has stayed until this day. Benrinnes is for the most part used in blends, but fans of Dewar Rattray’s Stronachie take note, Stronachie is a bastard malt (created brand not place) of Benrinnes.

Benrinnes is distilled and why “partial triple distillation” is the most honest phrase for what is done. Long before reduce, reuse, and recycle became the catchphrase of the day, distillers have worked to maximize their yield. In Benriennes case, since the early 1970s, they have recycled the lower alcohol “tails” from the Wash Still and Spirits Still to do a additional distillation in a separate Low Wines Still. This allows the distillers to capture everything from the flavorful “heads” to the prized “hearts” to the lower alcohol “tails.” Michael Kennel, D&M

 

Benrinnes 17 Yr Exclusive Malts Single Malt Scotch Whisky

  • Brand: Benrinnes
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Quantity Available: 52
  • SKU #: 2970
  • $99.99


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