BenRiach launches Batch 15 of cask bottling programme

Jun 8, 2018by Owen Bellwood

Highland Scotch whisky distillery BenRiach has unveiled the latest batch in its cask bottling programme, which includes 17 different expressions.

The 17 whiskies in the release include expressions that have been aged from nine to 26 years in a range of casks, such as Port pipes, moscatel hogsheads, Sauternes barriques and rum barrels. BenRiach Distillery master blender Rachel Barrie said: “Batch 15 provides a rare opportunity to explore the many facets of BenRiach maturation in one batch, something us whisky makers are lucky to do every day. “From the sweet side of marsala wood to the exotic fruity side of rum, and the barbecued smokiness of charred American virgin oak, there is a cask to suit every whisky lover’s palate. Now’s the time to explore, take your pick and find the cask you most enjoy.” Batch 15 is made up of 11 unpeated and six peated expressions, including an unpeated 25-year-old matured in a Port hogshead, and a peated 11-year-old aged in an ex-rum cask. BenRiach Cask Bottling Release Batch 15 is available to purchase from specialist retailers in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Each expression is non-chill-filtered and bottled between 53.1% and 61.7% abv.