New: The BenRiach 10 Year Old Triple Distilled
The unconventional Speyside distillery unveils a new Travel Retail exclusive
Whisky is traditionally distilled twice in Scotland, with a few exceptions. Occasionally, some distilleries deviate from conventional paths and break new, innovative ground. This also applies to The BenRiach Distillery, which belongs to the US company Brown-Forman. Since 1998, this progressive Speyside whisky distillers have been experimenting with triple distillation in pot stills to give the new make an even more fruity and spicy character.
First-fill Bourbon and PX casks
The result: a triple distilled, 10 year old single malt. Presented at the Speyside Whisky Festival in April 2018, the new Triple Distilled will appear on the shelves of selected airport shops from this month. This rare single malt has matured for at least ten years in first-fill American Bourbon barrels and first-filled Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks and was created by BenRiach’s Master Blender Rachel Barrie. While the Bourbon barrels contribute balanced notes of vanilla and spices, the Spanish Pedro Ximenez casks are responsible for the complexity and depth of this whisky.
BenRiach 10 Years Triple Distilled is bottled at 43% abv, not coloured and is said to have notes of crisp green apples, pear tart with cinnamon and vanilla sugar and sweet floral cereal notes. This innovation complements the two Quarter Casks expressions "Classic" and "Peated" in BenRiach's worldwide Travel Retail range.
It is quite possible that the Triple Distilled - after its successful launch in the travel retail market - will be available in whisky shops and thus also from us here in the Whisky.de online shop, as it was already the case for the above mentioned BenRiach Peated Quarter Casks.
Photo: The BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd.