BenRiach Glenlivet Aged 12 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Cadenhead Original Collection (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 46% Age: 12 Years Old Country: Scotland
Date of Bottling: N/A
Matured In: Ex Sauternes Wine Casks
Un-Chillfiltered, No added colour
Scotch Whisky is known the world-over by the Brand names of large blending companies. These blends are the mixture of the products of various distilleries which were originally independent family owned units. Until the middle of the 20th century there were many small firms that bottled and sold the pure product of the local distilleries. Since Victorian times the firm of William Cadenhead has provided this service. However a diminution of public interest caused the small bottling companies to close down. Only a small handful of distilleries still remain in the ownership of their founding families and even fewer of the bottling companies remain active, William Cadenhead is one of the notable survivors.
Recent revival of interest in the whisky from different single distilleries has caused a surge of new firms to emerge. Many do not actually control their bottling operations and unfortunately feel it necessary to invest fictitious ancestries. However William Cadenhead has a well established pedigree and the experience of over one and a half centuries ensures that our customers can truly rely on what we put in a bottle. They guarantee that they never chill-filter or chemically alter the products that they bottle nor do they add colouring agents. Each of their bottlings of whisky, and indeed of their rums and cognacs, comes from an individually selected cask.
Since 1898, the BenRiach distillery has very quietly been producing quality single malt scotch whisky, which has only ever been enjoyed in very small quantities, by a few discerning individuals who have been fortunate enough to come by a bottle. BenRiach, located in the Heart of Speyside – just south of Elgin, using casks containing the highest quality whisky has taken the industry experts by surprise due to their complexity and subtlety. Single malts from BenRiach have been called “perfection”, faultless” and “astounding” in Jim Murray’s 2014 Whisky Bible. With the BenRiach Aged 16 Years taking out Best Speyside Single Malt in the recent 2015 Icons of Whisky” “World Whisky Awards. Some are no less than outstanding examples of the art of whisky production. This whisky stock, reflecting the skill, knowledge and experience that has gone into the making of BenRiach is testimony to the many years stretching back to the 19th century during which the distillery built its reputation. Few distilleries in Scotland hold such a history and few today can have quite such an exciting future.
This single malt whisky was distilled at the BenRiach Distillery on the Glenlivet Estate before being placed in ex Bourbon barrels. It was then finished for a period in ex Sauternes wine casks and left to mature for no less than 12 years. It was bottled in 2023 at 46% Alc/Vol as part of the Cadenhead Original Collection offerings. Bottled unchillfiltered and with no added colour.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: A creamy and sweet nose at first with banana fritters and crisp fresh green apples, freshly baked cookies and vanilla sponge cake. Hints of ripe stone fruits.
Palate: Delicious notes of Sauternes wine, white grapes mingle with vanilla anglaise, freshly baked biscuits, soft notes of marzipan.
Finish: Long with puff pastry notes, apple danish, blueberry pie and marzipan.
|34 × 12 × 12 cm
Bourbon Cask, Sauternes Cask
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