Benriach releases oldest and rarest expression


Benriach Distillery has launched its oldest and most exclusive expression to date, Benriach 1966 Cask Aged 50 Years.

Bourbon cask 2383 was filled with unpeated Benriach spirit on the 21st of September 1966, where it has matured for decades before becoming the first Benriach to be bottled at fifty years old.

Benriach Master Blender, Rachel Barrie, says, “At Benriach Distillery our ability to nurture flavour has been informed by our heritage in maturing an eclectic array of casks from across the world and we have a creative philosophy and exploratory approach towards whisky making. Over many decades, this has granted an expert understanding of what makes the exceptional cask.

“I am proud to present Benriach 1966 Cask Aged 50 Years as our ultimate treasure. Sip fifty years of opulent refinement with notes of sublime honeyed dates and delicate oak spices in harmony with the lingering finesse of apple, pear and traces of grapefruit.

“This is our art – a testament to the expertise in and commitment to extraordinary cask maturation at Benriach Distillery.”

Benriach 1966 Cask Aged 50 Years is held within a bespoke crystal decanter, made in Scotland by Glasstorm. Each decanter is presented in a presentation box made by master craftsman John Galvin.

Priced at £25,000 it launches in Asia this month before rolling out across select global markets from June-October.


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