Four New Single Malt Scotch Whiskies from Speyside’s BenRiach Distillery

Speyside’s BenRiach Distillery marks the beginning of 2014 by rolling out its four new Single Malt Scotch Whiskies in the U.S. market. Four new BenRiach expressions are imported by San Francisco-based Anchor Distilling which already markets 20 BenRiach whiskies in the U.S.

BenRiach Distillery introduces four new Scotch Whiskies

The BenRiach Horizons 12 Year Old Triple Distilled

Most whiskies are distilled only twice, but The BenRiach Horizons is distilled three times before it’s aged for 12 years. The resulting spirit features a nose of roasted nuts, hot buttered scones and sweet heather honey. Drink up for more nutty characteristics, plus sweet, creamy oak and honey. 50% ABV / $79.99

The BenRiach Solstice 2nd Edition 17 Year Old

Like the first edition, Solstice 17 Year Old has been distilled from heavily peated malted barley before it is matured in ex-bourbon casks and finished in tawny port casks. The result: lots of peat and lots of fruit. On the nose, you’ll get plenty of strawberries, blackberries and red currants, plus a heavy dose of that peat with traces of port. On the palate, things start dry, roasty and nutty before moving toward heavy peat, dried raisins and candied fruit. The finish is long and smooth. 50% ABV / $99.99

BenRiach Distillery introduces four new Scotch Whiskies

The BenRiach Septendecim 17 Year Old Peated Single Malt

This peated single malt is non chill-filtered and matured in ex-bourbon casks for a bold and flavorful expression. On the nose, there’s a mix of fresh peaty aromas, apples, honey and toasted nuts. Take a sip and that peaty backbone is accented with honey, raisins and leather. 46% ABV / $79.99

The BenRiach Authenticus 25 Year Old Peated Single Malt

More peat here, as the 25 Year Old drinks in smoky, full-bodied fashion. On the nose, Authenticus has notes of ripe pineapples, fresh herbs and peat smoke. On the palate, there’s more peat, more herbs and some sweet, wild honey. All around, this is one robust, flavorful and long-lasting dram. 46% ABV / $249.99

BenRiach Distillery introduces four new Scotch Whiskies

BenRiach Distillery was established in 1898 by John Duff, on the same site as Longmorn distillery. BenRiach, named for the Gaelic for ‘speckled mountain’, was one of the few distilleries with its own floor maltings, following closure they remained in use, supplying neighbouring Longmorn. In April of 2004, BenRiach was sold, along with several thousand casks, for £5.4million to the South African Infra Trading combining their efforts with Burn Stewart director Billy Walker. In 2007 the distillery extended its core range with 3 single malt expressions; Heredotus Fumosus, Importanticus Fumosus and Arumaticus Fumosus. In 2008, the company expanded their portfolio with the acquisition of the Glendronach distillery as well as the Glenglassaugh distillery in March 2013.

BenRiach Distillery introduces four new Scotch Whiskies


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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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