Benrinnes

Benrinnes Distillery


BENRINNES.


 

Location : Benrinnes, Aberlour, Banffshire. Gramp Region.
Region : Highland Speyside
Country : Scotland
Type :  Malt
Distillery :  Benrinnes Distillery - The Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd.
Founded : Benrinnes - (Believed to be founded in 1835, although evidence exists of distilling on this site in 1826) - 1926 John Dewar & Sons. (DCL)
Owner/Producer:  ?
Water : Ben Rinnes
Remark :

From the book 'The Scottish Collection' Classic Malts by Carol P. Shaw :
Tasting notes : This is a complex Speyside malt which has hints of wood and grass to its flavour, and a fruity aftertaste. Taste rating = 4
Built almost 700 feet up the slopes of Ben Rinnes, from which it takes its name, this distillery is believed to have been founded in 1835 although evidence exists of distilling on this site in 1826. It was largely rebuilt and modernized in the 1950's. Most of its production is distilled three times rather than the more usual twice, and almost all is used in United Distillers' blends. The single malt is stille relatively rare, only becoming available in the official bottlings in the Distillery (Flora and Fauna) Malt series early in the 1990's.

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Source www.bbr.com :


  Benrinnes Distillery, Speyside


Benrinnes Distillery lays on a summit that overlooks the lower Spey Valley, the mass of the Cairngorm Mountains and to the north, the sweep of the Moray Firth, with distant Easter Ross and Sutherland hills beyond. Ben Rinnes mountain range (spanning nearly 50 square kilometres) gives its name, albeit as one word, to the distillery. In its early years, it started out as part of a farm, with various outhouses being converted into stills.

It was rebuilt as a distillery when the buildings were destroyed during floods in 1829. Benrinnes underwent a second make-over in 1955 and the traditional floor maltings were replaced by a so-called 'Saladin Box' in 1964. This is a giant flat box that mechanically turns the germinating barley inside and allows air to pass through it. The Saladin Box (named after its inventor Charles Saladin) was removed again in 1984 when Benrinnes stopped producing its own malted barley.

The distillery has enjoyed almost continual production, aside a brief closure during the two world wars. The single malt is highly acclaimed by blenders. Its partial triple distillation makes it one of the most individualistic malts in the Diageo (its current owners) portfolio.

 


 

Benrinnes Pictures taken by AWA - Dufftown 2000 Whisky Festival.

 

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BOTTLINGS


Whisky bottling
Sorry no picture.  
Age : ? years old.
Vol : ?%
Type : ?
Price ?
Taste : ?
Remark : None at present time.
Age :  18, 22 and 27 Years old.
Vol :  18=50,2% or 55,3% / 22=46% and 27=44%

No records found.

Benrinnes