Es ist wieder soweit: BenRiach bringt die 16. Ausgabe seiner Cask Bottlings – und wer im letzten Jahr darüber enttäuscht war, dass die Abfüllungen allesamt extrem jung waren, der kann in diesem Jahr aufatmen: die Abfüllungen für Europa variieren im Alter zwischen 7 und 33 Jahren. Hier alle Infos zu den zwölf Abfüllungen, die es auf unserem Kontinent geben wird:


INTRODUCING BENRIACH CASK BOTTLING BATCH 16

Founded in 1898, BenRiach Distillery has long been the home of an ingenious
approach to whisky distilling and cask maturation. The release of BenRiach Cask
Bottling Batch 16 offers a rich insight into the eclectic cask collection from around
the world residing in the warehouses of this north Speyside distillery. Master
Blender, Dr. Rachel Barrie, has hand-selected 24 different casks to feature in this
limited edition batch release, showcasing an exceptional range of hand-crafted
cask bottlings, in both unpeated and peated styles.

Batch 16 includes 16 unpeated and 8 peated cask bottlings from a selection of cask
types sourced from around the world: Tokaji wine, oloroso sherry, pedro ximénez,
port, claret, madeira, sauternes, virgin oak, South African red wine, Jamaican rum,
rioja, Sicilian Marsala, and bourbon. Each bottle is filled exclusively from one of
these individual cask types. From this batch, 12 casks will be available in Europe
and 12 casks in Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie said:

“There is no better insight into our intriguing palette of flavour than BenRiach
Cask Bottling Batch 16. Featuring 24 different casks, this release 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. Batch 16 offers the sweet
side of Sicilian Marsala wood, smoked plum of the Rioja cask and a dark manuka
honey palate of the 30 year old Tokaji; there is a journey and a story behind each
cask bottling to be enjoyed by whisky explorers.”

BenRiach Cask Bottling Release – Batch 16 is available to purchase from specialist
retailers from June 2019 in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. See
details below on cask availability by region. Depending on the expression, the
ABV ranges from 46.5% to 61.6%. All are non-chill filtered and of natural colour.

1985 CASK #7214

Aged: 33 years
Cask Type: Virgin Oak
Appearance: Demerara brown.
Nose: Salted caramel, oak-spiced orange and smoked mango
emerge with toasted pinewood, applewood and lemon peel.
Palate: A burst of sweet lemon, honey and grapefruit on the
tongue. Guava, passion fruit and lemongrass linger into the long
tropical finish.
ABV: 48.1%

1991 CASK #1865

Aged: 27 years
Cask Type: Rum
Appearance: Bright yellow-gold.
Nose: Ripe guava and papaya burst with golden syrup followed
by layers of chocolate cake, almond and buttermilk.
Palate: Luscious sips of tropical fruit with guava, pineapple and
mango as fruit builds with mandarin and peach mid-palate,
leaving an intriguing coconut and grapefruit finish.
ABV: 50.3%

1993 CASK #7881

Aged: 25 years
Cask Type: Rioja
Appearance: Autumn russet-gold.
Nose: Chocolate, toasted hazelnut and cherry cake open to
reveal plum, baking spice and burnt vanilla meringue, with a
back-note of leather and tobacco leaf.
Palate: The bittersweet taste of dark chocolate and blackberry
compote lead to smoked plum, black pepper and cherry stone
into the firm, fruity finish.
ABV: 54.3%

1994 CASK #6500

Aged: 24 years
Cask Type: Marsala
Appearance: Dark apricot
Nose: Chargrilled apricot leads to honey, eucalyptus leaf and
roast chestnut, with a savoury spice.
Palate: Barbecued apricot and root beer with blackcurrant and
beeswax. Apricot, cherry stone and leather linger into the longlasting sweetly smoked finish.
ABV: 51.8%

2005 CASK #3791

Aged: 14 years
Cask Type: Port
Appearance: Dark ruby.
Nose: Bramble and baked apple pie topped with burnt orange
and redcurrant on pastry.
Palate: Roasted apple, liquorice and fennel with cherry, salted
caramel and dark chocolate.
ABV: 55.3%

2005 CASK #3435

Aged: 13 years
Cask Type: Rum
Appearance: Bright summer gold.
Nose: Tropical notes of guava and cantaloupe melon combine
with vanilla. Chocolate and coconut covered marshmallow
soften and round off the nose.
Palate: Tropical fruit salad with pineapple, pear and papaya.
Honeyed melon and coconut cream linger into the smooth,
sweet finish.
ABV: 55.0%

2007 CASK #7611

Aged: 12 years
Cask Type: Rum
Appearance: Golden yellow sunshine.
Nose: Jamaican rum truffles with cocoa beans, coconut milk
and chocolate cake, intermingled with sea salt and star anise.
Palate: Pina colada with cocoa beans, rum and raisin ice cream
and iced cappuccino leaving a rum-laced espresso coffee finish.
ABV: 59.5%

2008 CASK #2506

Aged: 11 years
Cask Type: Bourbon
Appearance: Bright gold.
Nose: Smoked mint and blackcurrant from a mountain campfire,
with bramley apple sauce.
Palate: Grilled red grape smothered in olive oil with smoked
angelica and star anise, progressing to a charred apple and
maple finish.
ABV: 59.4%

2007 CASK #3237

Aged: 11 years
Cask Type: Oloroso
Appearance: Bronze with gold highlights.
Nose: Caramel waffle with layers of buttermilk, vanilla,
cinnamon and brown sugar alongside toffee and butterscotch.
Palate: Sherry and crème brûlée with burnt caramel on top,
followed by toffee apple and nutty treacle.
ABV: 61.2%

2008 CASK #3085

Aged: 10 years
Cask Type: Oloroso
Appearance: Golden brown.
Nose: Baked apricot and walnut cake with buttery vanilla
demerara sugar and ground nutmeg.
Palate: Steamed apricot bread and butter pudding with burnt
raisins on top. Dried fruit, nutmeg and walnut linger into the
sumptuous finish.
ABV: 61.6%

2009 CASK #6095

Aged: 9 years
Cask Type: Virgin Oak
Appearance: Dark orange sunset.
Nose: Warm toasted oak, thick maple syrup and sandalwood
with layers of brown sugar, caramel and vanilla.
Palate: Chocolate caramel, vanilla and dried apricot finishing
with hazelnut, honeycomb and candied apple.
ABV: 58.5%

2012 CASK #7825

Aged: 7 years
Cask Type: Virgin Oak
Appearance: Bright orange-gold.
Nose: Orange, grapes and cherry candy in salted caramel with
hazelnut nougat and ice cream. Birch and cherry tree bark linger
in the background.
Palate: Orange candy, poached pear and custard meld with
rhubarb and birch smoke leaving a lingering smoked fruit finish.
ABV: 61.2%