Initial floral fragrance of lychee and passionfruit
Heavy roasted coffee and rum-soaked star fruit bouquet
Opens to notes of cloudy apple juice with wood char
Entry is 85% dark cocoa with a wealth of stewing tropic fruit with a large helping of spice
When diluted, burnt chocolate sponge cake and sweet sherry materializes
The finish is ridiculously long with notes of bitter coffee and chocolate biscuits chased with clean, refreshing mint
With time, burnt double-chocolate-chip cookie crumbs filter through
Aged 14 Years
Cases Available (6/750ML) 85
Bottling Strength 56.80% alc/vol
Cask Type Sherry
Year Founded 1834
Water Source Scurran Burn & Rowantree Burn
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).