Benriach presents new whisky portfolio and new design

Core range from "The Original Ten" to "The Smoky Twelve" – and limited premium editions as well

 

This seems to be the time of many new whisky releases and many new designs. The Speyside distillery Benriach now has also re-launched its product range and presented the new range.

The list of new releases featured yesterday:

  • Benriach The Original Ten
  • Benriach The Smoky Ten
  • Benriach The Twelve
  • Benriach The Smoky Twelve
  • Benriach The Twenty One
  • Benriach The Twenty Five
  • Benriach The Thirty

Inspired by the history of the distillery

Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie says about the new product line: “The new range perfectly marries tradition and innovation that is central to Benriach’s story. Inspired by the 1994 bottling of the Original Ten, with its fruit-laden complexity and smooth, rounded taste, the new range re-imagines the 1898 origins of Benriach, brought to life in the 21st century through fusing distilling styles with extraordinary casks"

The four main products The new Benriach

The Original Ten (43% ABV) is described as an aromatic malt whisky with a round character, like a "stroll through an orchard", as Dr. Rachel Barrie described in a video presentation yesterday. It is matured in bourbon barrels and in sherry and virgin oak casks. The Twelve (46% ABV) promises a balance of deep sherry notes and complex fruit aromas. The casks here are sherry, bourbon and port wine. The Smoky Ten (46% ABV) and The Smoky Twelve (46% ABV) are characterized by the sweet smoke that is so typical for Benriach and by the composition of different casks, with bourbon barrels mixed with rum and virgin oak barrels (Smoky Ten) or with sherry and marsala casks (Smoky Twelve).

Benriach Single Malts of the premium class

In addition to three premium bottlings Benriach The Twenty One (bourbon, sherry, red wine and virgin oak casks), The Twenty Five (sherry, bourbon, madeira and virgin oak casks) and The Thirty (sherry, bourbon, port and virgin oak casks), which were already presented yesterday as part of the new range, two additional limited small batch bottlings called “Malting Sessions” and “Smoke Season” have been announced in advance. They are dedicated to the traditional floor malting process, which Benriach still practices, and the weeks of production that give Benriach whisky a smoky note: One month of the year is smoke season at Benriach.

The colors of the Speyside

The new design was inspired by the label and packaging of the first Benriach Single Malt from 1994 and the color scheme is intended to reflect the colors of the natural Speyside environment. On the labels there is information about the types of casks that were used for the whisky and tasting notes for taste classification.

Images: Benriach Distillery / Brown-Forman