BenRiach releases Limited Edition Batch #6July 20th, 2009
This is just in this morning. 70cl bottles only, so none are coming to the U.S. (sigh…)
BenRiach Issues Limited Release Batch Six
The BenRiach Distillery Company has selected nine vintages for its sixth limited release batch.
They range from a 38-year-old from 1970 to a 14-year-old from 1994 and will be bottled towards the end of July.
Regional Sales Director Alistair Walker said: “This is the sixth batch of BenRiach limited release single cask bottlings. Batch 1 was released in 2004 shortly after we took over the distillery and we have released a batch every year since. As a result, over the last five years these have built up quite a following.”
Batch Six includes classic Speyside styles and heavily peated BenRiachs, various wood finishes (Pedro Ximinez, Tawny Port, Gaja Barolo), and a very unusual 1977 (cask 3798) that has been matured exclusively in Virgin American Oak for thirty-one years.
Alistair added: “In terms of age and style, the range reflects the breadth and depth of whiskies maturing in our five dunnage warehouse in the Heart of Speyside. Each will be bottled at cask strength, with natural colour and non chill filtered. Bottles will be individually numbered by hand, and will be housed in a gift tube.”
Batch Six is being marketed in fifteen countries worldwide, with shipments scheduled to the UK, Europe, South Africa, Asia and New Zealand.
The full cask list is as follows:
1970 cask # 1035 / 38YO / PX Sherry Finish
1975 cask # 4450 / 33YO / Peated/Tawny Port Finish
1977 cask # 3798 / 31YO / Full maturation in Virgin Oak
1978 cask # 4414 / 31YO / Gaja Barolo Finish
1978 cask # 7772 # 30YO / Classic Speyside
1984 cask # 1048 / 24YO / Peated / Pedro Ximinez Sherry Finish
1988 cask # 4424 / 20YO / Gaja Barolo Finish
1990 cask # 970 / 19YO / Classic Speyside
1994 cask # 105100 / 14YO / Classic Speyside