Benriach The Twelve 70cl 46°

Distillery : The BenRiach / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 24161

Benriach 12 years old The Twelve is faithful to the typical sweetness of Speyside.

This unpeated Single Malt has been aged in sherry, Bourbon and Port barrels.

Benriach is one of the last distilleries in Scotland to use its own malting area.

Aromatic profile: fruity (forest fruits) and delicious (mocha and cocoa).

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Volume0.7 L
ABV46 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryThe BenRiach
Age12 years
MaturationBourbon, Sherry and Porto
PeatNon Peated

The BenRiach distillery was founded in 1897 by the Grant family, right next to the Longmorn distillery, but it stopped its activity in 1900 after the whisky crisis when the Pattison entreprise collapsed.

Benriach, its wealth: stocks of sherry casks, rums wines ... impressive.

Located at the southern exit of Elgin, on the road to Rothes, in Speyside in Scotland, Benriach was also called "Longmorn II" because the two distilleries are almost Siamese. Benriach had a chaotic start.

Victim of the resounding bankruptcy of Pattisons which precipitated many distilleries in its fall, following its purchases of whisky on credit, the distillery closed after two years. Only its malting areas remained operational, notably to feed Longmorn malt. The distillation did not resume until 1965!

After an extension that brought the number of stills in 1985 from two to four, Benriach changed hands in 2001 and again in 2004. Billy Walker, a prominent personality in the world of whisky, then embarks on the adventure with two investors . The stills find the flame!

Today, it is Brown Forman who is currently the owner of this distillery.

The Benriach distillery is home to an impressive stock of old barrels. Its cellars are full of sherry butts of all kinds (oloroso, pedro ximenez ...), new oak barrels, bourbon barrels and hogsheads dating back to the 1960s, and casks containing wine, rum, Madeira, port, even rioja!

Those who sleep in the traditional cellars (dunnage) bathe in an extraordinary orange light.

The capacity of the distillery is 2.8 million liters of pure alcohol, about 900,000 bottles of Single Malt.

To find your way between peated and unpeated Benriach:

The versions with a name or an adjective are peated (Curiositas, Birnie Moss ...) and the accounts of ages without name or adjective are not peated (10 years, 16 years ...).

Exception: The Heart of Speyside that characterizes the essence of Speyside is unpeated.

Nose: gourmet and complex with notes of maple honey, cocoa and cooked forest fruits.

Palate: fruity and malty with notes of maraschino cherry, candied orange and hazelnut

Finish: long and spicy with notes of raisin and spicy mocha.

Silver Medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2023.

91 points, Silver Medal in the Unpeated Single Malt Scotch Whisky category, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2023.

Bronze medal, Best Speyside Single Malt 12 years and under category, World Whiskies Awards 2022.