Speyside distillery Benriach has announced three new Scotch whisky launches.
These expressions now hitting the market include Benriach Twenty One, Twenty Five and Thirty Year Old single malts.
Benriach Twenty One matured in bourbon, sherry, virgin oak and red wine casks. On the nose is berry fruit, orchard apple, wild honey and mountain oak spice, the company says, before a palate of candied grape, rich cocoa and smoked pine nut. The finish contains caramelized pear and honey smoke. The suggested retail price is $199.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Benriach The Twenty Five spent time in bourbon, sherry, virgin oak and Madeira wine casks. Aromas include smoked apricot, dark cherry chocolate and hazelnut toffee, the company says, with a palate of baked fruit, toasted oak spice, orange and cinnamon spice. The finish is caramelized smoke. The suggested retail price is $359.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Benriach Thirty Year Old aged in bourbon, sherry, virgin oak and port casks. The nose is stewed plum, baked orange, smoked walnut and cinnamon cocoa, the company reports. The palate is dark fruit, manuka honey and chocolate raisin, leading into a finish with smoked honey. The suggested retail price is $739.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
All three Scotches are 46% ABV.
“It’s a real honor to be able to offer our fans an opportunity to experience the diversity and versatility of Benriach’s orchard fruit-laden style, elevated by a longer maturation time,” says Rachel Barrie, Benriach master blender. “These older expressions are a beautiful reflection of the landscape around the distillery with intriguing, luxurious layers of flavor imparted by the eclectic casks sourced from around the world. The refreshed Benriach range is for those open to new possibilities, building on a wealth of experience and tradition. I invite the drinker to join me on this creative journey, as we explore the lush rewards of single malt whisky.”
The newly released expressions are a continuation of the distillery’s core range: The Original Ten, The Smoky Ten, The Twelve and The Smoky Twelve.
This follows the launch and redesign in September 2020 of Benriach’s core expressions.