BenRiach Distillery is releasing of a new triple distilled expression, aged for 10 years, exclusively for the global travel retail market.
The expression joins the classic and peated BenRiach Quarter Casks in the global travel retail range from BenRiach.
The range embodies the unconventional Speyside style of BenRiach and its creative heritage of distilling malt whisky in a ‘troika’ of styles: unpeated, peated and triple distilled.
The new expression was launched at Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, of which BenRiach is an official partner.
Although Scotch Whisky is traditionally distilled just twice, BenRiach have been experimenting with a third distillation since 1998, giving the spirit an even more fruity and zesty character.
Building on the rich cask maturation profile of BenRiach expressions, this rare triple distilled whisky from Speyside has matured for at least 10 years in first fill American Bourbon barrels and first fill Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks. The bourbon barrels add perfectly balanced notes of vanilla and spice, while the Pedro Ximenez casks contribute to the complexity and richness of this smoothest of Single Malt whiskies.
Master blender Rachel Barrie said: ‘Two decades ago the BenRiach distillery team started to experiment with small batches of triple distilled whisky, even when most Single Malt Scotch whiskies are distilled just twice.
‘We continue to boldly approach the art of distillation and cask maturation, inspired by the adventurous spirit of our distillery founder.
‘I have the wonderful task of bringing out this experimental nature through some of the most interesting casks in Speyside. For the unconventional whisky lovers and explorers, BenRiach Triple Distilled is a chance to enjoy an innovative style of Speyside Single Malt Scotch not once or twice, but triple distilled.’
BenRiach Triple Distilled Aged 10 years is bottled at 43%, of natural colour and is a global travel retail exclusive available in selected airports worldwide from May.