Benrinnes

Posted 09 January 2018

Speyside distillery Benrinnes was founded in 1826, but was swiftly removed from the map by a massive flood in 1829. History wasn’t quite finished with the distillery however, and it was rebuilt just a few miles away. As part of the Diageo portfolio, original distillery bottlings of Benrinnes are rarely seen (a 15 year old from Flora & Fauna series being the most common), however independents have been bottling up this idiosyncratic malt for many years.


Posted 30 November 2017

Distilled on 21st May 2000 this Benrinnes has been matured for 16 years in a refill ex-Bourbon hogshead and then was transfered into a 'custom' 2nd fill hogshead for an addition year.  One of 282 bottles. Spicy and Sweet profile.


Posted 16 July 2018

The tasting of whisky is about much more than just a collection of aromas on the nose and flavours on the palate (all of which will vary greatly from person to person). The texture of a whisky also has an important role to play. When we sample whisky (or anything else for that matter) we often think in terms of the five basic tastes – sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami – some of us, might even consider these in a particular order. However, it is likely that the first assessment that our brains will make before judging specific tastes will actually be mouthfeel.


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