BenRiach unveils Batch 14 of its single cask bottlings

by Annie Hayes

Brown-Forman-owned BenRiach Distillery Company has released seven single cask bottlings to "reflect the distillery’s experimental approach to distilling and cask maturation".

Following on from Batch 13, released in August 2016, the casks comprise both unpeated and peated malts aged in first fill Oloroso sherry butts, port pipes, a first fill virgin oak cask, a first fill marsala hogshead and a Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon. Whisky maker Rachel Barrie, who joined the company on 1 March this year, described Batch 14 as "an exciting and bold choice of casks". "The single malt whiskies selected in this most recent BenRiach cask bottling reflect the innovative and pioneering philosophy of The BenRiach Distillery when it comes to making exceptional Scotch whisky," she added. Whiskies in the series are aged between nine and 12 years. They are non-chill-filtered, bottled at natural colour and individually hand-numbered. All seven will be made available at specialist retailers worldwide.