Whisky Focus - BenRiach 1998 Cask No 10299 120th Anniversary Bottling

BenRiach 1998 Cask No 10299 120th Anniversary Bottling

4th September 2018
BenRiach Distillery marks 120th anniversary with a 1998 vintage single cask whisky which will be available exclusively from the distillery shop.

BenRiach 1998 Cask No 10299 120th Anniversary BottlingBenRiach Distillery is marking its 120th anniversary with a commemorative cask selected from Warehouse 13, the oldest dunnage warehouse at the heart of the distillery. BenRiach Marsala Hogshead Cask No.10299 was distilled 100 years after the distillery doors opened and has been maturing for twenty years.

In recent years the BenRiach Distillery has acquired a reputation amongst whisky fans for its creative maturation. This creative maturation is made possible thanks to one of the most experimental range of casks in Speyside, many residing in its oldest on-site dunnage Warehouse 13, dating back to 1898 when founder John Duff built the distillery.

As part of the 120th anniversary celebrations, BenRiach Global Brand Ambassador and recently named Keeper of the Quaich, Stewart Buchanan hosted lunch for distillery workers past and present in the on-site floor maltings of the distillery, one of the few remaining active floor maltings in Scotland.

On Friday, Stewart hosted a masterclass at Speyside’s spirits festival Distilled, where the public tasted the exclusive cask bottling for the first time. Welcoming the BenRiach 120th anniversary expression he said:

"Cask No. 10299 which I saw laid down 20 years ago celebrates the multifaceted, fruit-laden style for which BenRiach is renowned and unlocks a cocktail of fruit sweetness.

"Celebrating 120 years of unconventional distilling, we are proud to release 290 bottles of our anniversary expression matured in a Marsala Hogshead, ageing slowly in Warehouse 13 amongst our eclectic cask collection."

The BenRiach Marsala Hogshead Cask No.10299 will be hand signed by Master Blender Rachel Barrie, it will be only be available to purchase at BenRiach Distillery shop from Thursday 6th September. BenRiach Cask No. 10299 is bottled at cask strength with an ABV of 53.4%.

If you cant make it along to the distillery then you will find the current BenRiach whisky range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

BenRiach 1998 Cask No 10299 Review

Bottled at cask strength, 53.4% ABV..

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Colour: Bright sienna orange.

Nose: Nectarine, cherry and orange candy with the warmth of cocoa powder.

Taste: Spiced fruit and candied grape.

Finish: Orange, raisin and hazelnut chocolate with traces of black pepper.

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