BenRiach Cask Bottling Batch 16 features 24 whiskies

28th June, 2019 by Melita Kiely

Speyside distillery BenRiach has bottled 24 single cask Scotch whiskies for Batch 16 of its Cask Bottling series.

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BenRiach has launched 24 whiskies as part of its Cask Bottling Batch 16

BenRiach Cask Bottling Batch 16 comprises 16 unpeated and eight peated expressions, each matured in an assortment of cask types. Every whisky has been bottled without chill-filtration or caramel colouring.

A total of 12 casks from this series will be made available in Europe, with the remaining 12 set to launch in Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Dr Rachel Barrie, master blender, said: “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.”

Prices will range from £55 (US$70) to £595 (US$755) in the UK, but global prices may vary.

The casks earmarked for Europe are:

  • 1985 Cask #7214 (48.1% abv), aged for 33 years in a virgin oak cask
  • 1991 Cask #1865 (50.3% abv), aged for 27 years in a rum cask
  • 1993 Cask #7881 (54.3% abv), aged for 25 years in a Rioja cask
  • 1994 Cask #6500 (51.8%) abv, aged for 24 years in a Marsala cask
  • 2005 Cask #3791 (55.3% abv), aged for 14 years in a Port cask
  • 2005 Cask #3435 (55% abv), aged for 13 years in a rum cask
  • 2007 Cask #7611 (59.5% abv), aged for 12 years in a rum cask
  • 2008 Cask #2506 (59.4% abv), aged for 11 years in a Bourbon cask
  • 2007 Cask #3237 (61.2% abv), aged for 11 years in an oloroso Sherry cask
  • 2008 Cask #3085 (61.6% abv), aged for 10 years in an oloroso Sherry cask
  • 2009 Cask #6095 (58.5% abv), aged for nine years in a virgin oak cask
  • 2012 Cask #7825 (61.2% abv), aged for seven years in a virgin oak cask

The casks destined for Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Canada include:

  • 1988 Cask #4422 (46.5% abv), aged for 30 years in a Tokaji wine cask
  • 1991 Cask #1850 (53.9% abv), aged for 27 years in a Madeira cask
  • 1993 Cask #7944 (53.1% abv), aged for 25 years in a claret cask
  • 1994 Cask #7379 (54.5% abv), aged for 24 years in a Bourbon cask
  • 1995 Cask #7385 (51.7% abv), aged for 21 years in a virgin oak cask
  • 1997 Cask #7858 (51.9% abv), aged for 21 years in a virgin oak cask
  • 1997 Cask #4438 (54.1% abv), aged for 21 years in a Marsala cask
  • 2005 Cask #6924 (56.2% abv), aged for 13 years in a Pedro Ximénez cask
  • 2005 Cask #6704 (57.5% abv), aged for 13 years in a Port cask
  • 2006 Cask #1853 (55.2% abv), aged for 12 years in a sauternes cask
  • 2008 Cask #7865 (59% abv), aged for 10 years in an Adoro cask
  • 2009 Cask #1647 (59% abv), aged for 10 years in a Madeira cask

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