This expression is a Cask Edition Benriach single malt whisky, totally exclusive to The Whisky Shop. This Speysider has a very interesting history. Distilled in 2009, it spent its 12-year-long maturation in a port pipe cask. It is a peated whisky, and is part of a yield of 817 bottles.
Benriach Master Blender Rachel Barrie personally oversaw this dram’s creation, using hand-selected casks from Benriach’s eclectic reserves. Each Cask Edition dram is drawn from a single cask, chosen for its outstanding depth of flavour. This cask was finally judged to have hit peak maturation in 2021. We couldn’t be prouder to offer this one.
The nose is a full house, occupied by notes of elegant smoke, dried fruit, raisins, red cherry, and cocoa power. The palate continues this cocoa flavour, with rich dark chocolate, black cherry, and coffee. The finish is long, rich, and delightfully oily. A dark, delightful dram.