Whisky Focus - Benriach Malting Season Third Edition

Benriach Malting Season Third Edition


16th August 2023
Benriach honours the historic craft of malting barley with the release of the Third Edition of Benriach Malting season.

Benriach Malting Season Third EditionBenriach Distillery has revealed its third annual release of Malting Season - an indulgent and velvety single malt possessing extraordinary depth and character. This exquisite whisky is meticulously fashioned, utilising exclusively malted barley from the distillery's historic floor maltings.

Once a year, Benriach stands as one of a mere eight distilleries in Scotland upholding this age-old tradition, a practice that demands the skilled touch of Benriach's devoted team of artisans.

The Third Iteration of Malting Season is meticulously crafted from concerto barley, thoughtfully selected by the expertise of Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie. The spirit, nurtured through floor malting, embarks on a gradual maturation journey within virgin oak and first-fill bourbon casks, thereby acquiring a resplendent golden hue directly influenced by the casks' natural characteristics.

Stewart Buchanan, Global Brand Ambassador at Benriach, said: "Every year during ‘Maltings Season’ our team hand malt select barley onsite. This historic process pays tribute to our founder - John Duff - and the slow craft of his historic maltings which we continue to this day in the pursuit of exceptional flavour.

"Each new addition of Malting Season uses carefully chosen barley types and individual bottling strengths, making each annual edition one of a kind in its own right.

"Malting Season Third Edition has malt sweetness on the nose with wild bergamot, pear and meadowsweet honey. The palate leads to a burst of clementine, floral honey and gentle barley spice, followed by flavours of apricot, malted almond and traces of wild cherry."

Benriach Malting Season Third Edition has a RRP of £110 and will be f
rom specialist online whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop, Master of Malt and Hard To Find Whisky
 

Benriach Malting Season Third Edition Review


This Third Edition of Malting Season is crafted from concerto barley. Bottled at 48.3% ABV.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Freshly harvested barley and orchard fruit meld with wild bergamot, pear and meadowsweet honey layered on gently kilned malt.

Taste: Smooth creamy malt carries a burst of clementine, floral honey and gentle barley spice finishing with apricot, malted almond and traces of wild cherry.
 

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