Since its 2004 acquisition by whisky maverick Billy Walker, The BenRiach Distillery's output has changed from being used primarily in blends, to producing the widest range of single cask malt whisky expressions of any distillery each year. This exceptional whisky marks the first ever cask strength batch release from The BenRiach - following the extremely popular precedent set by sister distillery The GlenDronach.
The whisky chosen for Batch 1 is classic BenRiach in style. You will be treated to a voluptuous sweet taste of honey, soft fruits and gentle spices – but at a cask strength of 57.2% ABV, it packs a real punch!
Charles Maclean's official tasting notes: "The colour of autumn sunlight, with moderate beading, this has come from first-fill American oak casks. The nose is more mellow than one would expect, with fruity top-notes (apple, melon and green banana), on a light pastry base; more perfumed when qualified with water. The taste is sweet, fresh and acidic."