Located in the ‘Heart of Speyside’, in the North-East region of Morayshire, BenRiach displays all the traditional charm of a Speyside distillery. Built by John Duff in 1898, BenRiach draws its water from the Burnside springs located underground, deep below the distillery.

Although BenRiach started producing malt whisky back in 1898, the distillery was a victim of unfortunate timing; BenRiach was operational for just two years before the ‘Pattison crash’, in 1900, resulted in a period of hardship for the entire whisky industry, and the resultant closure of many distilleries. So, after just a couple of years of distillation, the stills at BenRiach fell silent, and remained so for sixty five long years. Under normal circumstances, this would have spelled the end for the distillery, as the buildings would surely have been demolished. However, next to BenRiach lay its sister distillery, Longmorn, which had enjoyed sporadic periods of production during BenRiach’s lengthy hiatus. The whisky makers at Longmorn continued to source some of their malted barley from the floor maltings at BenRiach, which had remained operational, and it was this alone that kept BenRiach alive during those ‘mothballed’ years.

Then, in 1965, the Scotch whisky industry entered a golden era, and suddenly new distilleries were being commissioned and mothballed distilleries re-opened, including BenRiach. Production re-commenced immediately.

Fast-forward to 2004, and the beginning of the most exciting period in BenRiach’s history. It was in April of that year that BenRiach became independent, having been purchased by The BenRiach Distillery Company Limited. This independent ownership allows the distillery to experiment with several interesting wood finishes and it continues to produce whisky from both peated and non-peated malted barley.

The BenRiach portrays its own uniqueness through the particular methods and skills of the men who craft the whisky, the ingredients used, the distinctive copper stills and the high quality casks selected for maturation.

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Benriach The Tasting Collection

Benriach The Tasting Collection : Triple Pack Includes :
  • The Original Ten
  • The Smoky Ten
  • The Twelve
A Speyside single malt Scotch Whisky as intriguing and extraordinary as Benriach could not have come to be without a unique whisky making heritage, dating from 1898, when founder John Duff built his distillery. Ruggedly beautiful, Benriach stands on the site of the old Riach farm in north Speyside, drawing water from a mineral-rich aquifer, deep beneath the distillery. Thanks to a long-standing tradition of distilling three styles of whisky; classic unpeated, Highland peated and triple distilled, together with an eclectic selection of casks from around the world, our whisky makers are able to explore the full flavour possibilities of single malt, creating some of the richest, most multi-layered whiskies in Speyside. This tradition continues today, under the guidance of Master Blender, Rachel Barrie. Benriach is the story of a hidden Speyside gem; quietly revealing its treasures to be discovered and savoured.

BenRiach Heart Of Speyside

Classic Speyside’ in character this smooth, Single Malt is the only non-age statement product in the non-peated core range.  The expression offers a fresh and lively combination of BenRiach’s signature fruit and spice notes. 2 cask matured – bourbon barrels & spanish oak casks. Colour: Amber gold Nose: Fresh heather, fruit, honey, nuts and oak wood. Palate: This expression cleverly captures fruit, honey, heather and spice notes against a backdrop of mellow oak wood, in a fresh and lively combination. Finish: Peppery oak develops.

BenRiach Birnie Moss

Birnie Moss is an area of windswept Moorland situated close to the BenRiach Distillery and it is this wild place that gives our single malt its name. An audacious first under the guidance and enthusiasm of the distillery’s new owners, Birnie Moss is a whisky bursting with originality. Different in style for a Speyside malt, this unique expression wields its peaty, smoky character with a precocious vigour. 1 cask matured: bourbon barrels. Colour: Golden Nose: Rich peaty notes in a wonderful balance with vanilla and oak wood. Palate: An avalanche of rich, sweet Speyside peat, in combination with vanilla and tropical fruits.

BenRiach Aged 10 Years

To create our signature 10-year-old expression, classic unpeated BenRiach spirit is three cask matured for over ten years in bourbon barrels, virgin oak and Oloroso sherry casks. The whisky from each cask is then expertly combined by our Master Blender, adding rich notes of orchard fruits, luscious sweetness and toasted oak spice, working in harmony with our fresh and sweet, fruit-laden style. Colour: Crispy, summer gold Nose: Fresh green orchard fruits, stem ginger and hints of tangerine mellows to creamy vanilla with a delicate note of mint and a gentle twist of citrus. Palate: Warm toasted oak spices flood through green apple skins and dried apricots, ripening to hints of peach and soft bananas with contrasting touches of aniseed and lemon zest.

BenRiach Curiositas Aged 10 Years

Traditionalists believe that peated malts achieve optimum balance of peat-bittersweet and oak infusion after 10 years of maturation. Curiositas is a distinctive and welcome addition to the Speyside scene. Nose: Sweet grassy malt, succulent fudge and hints of smoke and heather lead. A touch of malmsey underneath with fragrant honey and mellow oak. Palate: Caramelised sugar and strong cereal flavours form the core. Marshmallows, ripe stone fruit and a warm nuttiness develop while peppery spice tingles in the backdrop with green wood smoke. Finish: Bittersweet with slight suggestions of dry oak, beeswax and fennel.

BenRiach The Original Ten



“Luscious orchard fruit on a base of beautiful vanilla cream and pastry, that for me is The Original Ten.”

- Rachel Barrie, Master Blender

The Original Ten encapsulates the signature smooth and multilayered character of Benriach. Three cask matured for at least ten years in bourbon barrels, sherry casks and virgin oak, to create layers of luscious orchard fruit, sumptuous honeyed malt and toasted oak, all interwoven with a subtle trace of smoke. The perfect introduction to our signature style and richly layered Speyside Single Malt.

BenRiach The Smoky Ten



“Intense smoked applewood flavour with honeyed sugar maple, all woven together with rich layers of smoke.”

- Rachel Barrie, Master Blender

The Smoky Ten is distilled using malted barley smoked with Highland peat. This wood rich Highland peat imparts distinctly sweet and smoky notes into Benriach peated whiskies. Enriched with three cask maturation using bourbon barrels, toasted virgin oak and Jamaican rum casks for layers of sunripe fruit, aromatic smoky sweetness and toasted oak spice. The Smoky Ten is an ideal introduction for explorers wanting to try a different style of peated whisky to the more traditional Islay malts.

BenRiach Sherry Wood Aged 12 Years

This luscious 12-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is unconventionally made using three facets of sherry cask maturation: full sherry cask maturation, combined with Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry cask finishing, for unexpected layers of fruit sweetness and toasted oak spice. Nose: Sherry cask maturation at its most fruity and luscious. Baked fruit salad with fig, pear, apricot and glacé cherry in mandarin syrup. Honey glazed flan with crème-caramel and toasted vanilla pod add to the multi-layered sweetness. Palate: A rich fruit cocktail of honeyed fig, baked pineapple and sultana fuse with chocolate fondant and muscovado sugar, lifted by mandarin cream, ground nutmeg and vanilla. Finish: Savour nectarine, candied grape and star anise, lingering into the dessert-like sherried finish.

BenRiach The Twelve



“Sherry rich maturation and layers of dark berry fruit encapture the flavours of Benriach in the autumn.”

- Rachel Barrie, Master Blender

The Twelve is a rich and smooth expression of Benriach Single Malt. Matured in a sherry rich profile with the addition of bourbon and port casks, this intriguing malt has layers of baked fruit, maple honey sweetness and lingering oak spice.

Benriach Smoke Season

The Smoke Season depicts the old, 19th Century style, using malted barley smoked with Highland peat. It was a bold, unconventional move in Speyside whisky-making region known for crafting unpeated whiskies. This Highland peat, with its prevalence of wood from ancient trees, heather and bracken, toasts our malt to produce distinctly sweet and aromatic smoke flavours. This special edition has been bottled at high ABV to give fans of peated whisky in an intense and unadulterated experience of our distinct sweet peat character.
  • Colour : Burnished gold
  • Nose : Caramel smoke, oak spice, citrus peel
  • Palate : Apricot, apple peel, toasted almond and mocha cream, with an intriguing, fruit an oak finish

BenRiach The Smoky Twelve



“For me it’s baked orange in a wonderful cake, fired over an open fire, with dark chocolate flavour.”

- Rachel Barrie, Master Blender

The Smoky Twelve is the perfect marriage of fruit, malt, oak and rich layers of smoke. Three cask matured in an unconventional mix of bourbon, sherry and Marsala this creamy and smooth single malt is multi-layered with flavours of ripened fruit, aromatic smoky sweetness and warming oak spice.

BenRiach 10 Years 2007 Cask 8737 Batch 15 Moscatel Cask

The BenRiach 2007 Cask No. 8737 10 Year Old is one of 17 new limited edition whiskies in Batch 15 of BenRiach's popular Single Cask series of whiskies. Distilled on 28th March 2007 and fully matured in a Moscatel sherry cask it was selected by BenRiach Master Blender, Rachel Barrie as part of this latest batch of single cask releases. Non chill-filtered and natural colour this Moscatel sherry cask matured whisky was bottled at 58.9% ABV. Nose: A raisiny fruitiness, a little orange blossom, honey and a touch of marzipan. Taste: A deliciously juicy raisin and apple candied fruitiness coats the mouth. A little cinnamon, honey and a hint of creamy chocolate. Finish: Medium to long with the sweet fruits bittering out leaving some mildly drying oak.