Benriach Launches Cask Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection Exclusively to the US
Award-winning scotch whisky distillery Benriach on Thursday announced the release of the Benriach Cask Edition collection, the first single-cask single malt scotch whisky bottlings the distillery has ever made available in the U.S. The collection comprises three expressions, each drawn from casks selected by Master Blender Rachel Barrie.
“Our ‘sleeping beauties’, as we often call these casks, continue to be sourced from all over the world, enabling us to creatively explore the full flavor possibilities of Speyside Single Malt,” Barrie said in a news release. “Each cask will tell its own story of a journey of flavor where the spirit is married with oak, over years and through the seasons, to really create a unique moment in time never to be repeated again.”
Each whisky is bottled at cask strength.
“From the Marsala Wine Hogshead cask bringing out clementine, apricot, nectarine and cherry blossom flavors, to the Pedro Ximénez Puncheon with intense notes of heather honey, butterscotch and sultana, each cask allows us to explore a different aspect of Benriach’s fruit-laden character,” Barrie said.
Benriach Cask Edition Collection Cask Details
Cask #3812 (12 Year): Pedro Ximénez Puncheon
Suggested Retail Price: $100 per 700-milliliter bottle
Color: Antique gold
Nose: Toasted raisin brioche, with layers of butter, sultana and orange marmalade
Taste: Heather honey, butterscotch and lemon curd on sultana and hazelnut bread
Total number of bottles: 642
Available markets: CA, KY, OR, WA, GA, MA, NY
Cask #10297: (23 Year): Marsala
Suggested Retail Price: $330 per 700-milliliter bottle
Color: Polished brass
Nose: Clementine, apricot, nectarine and cherry blossom, with maple and vanilla syrup
Taste: Orange and honey glazed chocolate cake with apricot and redcurrant jelly
Total number of bottles: 264
Available markets: AZ, CO, IL, DE, DC, FL, MD, MN, NV, PA, SC, WI
Cask #15058: (24 Year): Oloroso Puncheon
Suggested Retail Price: $380 per 700-milliliter bottle
Nose: Crème brûlée with hazelnut and toasted vanilla on a base of cedarwood, spiced apple and mocha
Taste: Chocolate orange and hazelnut cake with raisins, dried apple, apricot and sultana
Total number of bottles: 641
Available markets: GA, MA, NY and additional major metro markets
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