Distiller’s Art 1997 Benrinnes

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Tasting Notes
  • Nose is sweet and mellow of pistachio ice cream with honey drizzle
  • Eloquent bouquet of fresh oranges and candied ginger
  • Rich, chocolate cake with vanilla pod and pear compote
  • Finish of butter toffee and violet petal essence

Aged 18 Years

Cases Available (6/750ML) 10

Bottling Strength 49.40% alc/vol

Cask Type Bourbon

Year Founded 1834

Water Source Scurran Burn & Rowantree Burn

Region Speyside

Benrinnes Distillery Fact

The Benrinnes distillery (sometimes spelled as ‘Ben Rinnes’) was constructed near the site of an earlier distillery, which was built near Whitehouse Farm, Banffshire in 1826.
It was perhaps not the most fortunate choice of locations. The first Benrinnes distillery was destroyed by a flood in 1829. Ordinary people might have given up, but not the Scots. Another distillery was constructed nearby around 1835.

The ownership of this new distillery changed several times before John Dewar & Sons acquired Benrinnes in 1922. In 1925 the John Dewar & Sons company merged with DCL (Distillery Company Limited, now part of UDC / Diageo).

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