Benriach 10 Years Old The Smoky Ten 70cl 46°

Distillery : The BenRiach / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 24329

Benriach is the oldest distillery in Speyside to produce peated whiskies, and the only one to offer a permanently peated and non-peated duo.

Benriach The Smoky Ten comes from a blend of unpeated and peated whiskies, having aged for at least 10 years in three types of casks: ex-Bourbon casks, ex-Jamaican rum casks and toasted new oak casks.

The whiskey is subtly blended to create a Single Malt with sweet notes of ripe fruit, smoke and toasted oak, with a balanced, sweet and smoky finish.

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Volume0.7 L
ABV46 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryThe BenRiach
Age10 years
MaturationBourbon & Rum

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.

Colour: shiny gold.

Nose: Smoky and spicy with hints of ripe fruit, smoky honey and oak spices.

Palate: Woody and gourmet with hints of smoked apples, honey and spicy pear.

Oinish: long on ripe fruit and toasted oak.

Silver Medal, San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2023.

93 points, Silver Medal in the Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky category, International Wine and Spirit Competition 2023.

Double Gold Medal 2020 - San Francisco World Spirits Competition