Whisky distilling was first established at
Benrinnes in 1826. The distillery was
almost completely rebuilt and modernised in the 1950's.
What makes Benrinnes different from
other distilleries is most of the whisky
produced their is distilled three times rather than the usual twice.
This triple distillation method produces
a spirit of around 76% volume, several
degrees more than can be achieved by
double distillation. The stills are
grouped in threes not pairs. Almost all
the whisky produced is used in the
production of blended whisky. In 1966
there was only one set of stills, when
the capacity was doubled by installing a
second set. As a malt it is highly
prized by blenders and it one of the
handful of whiskies rated as first
Class. Benrinnes single malt whisky bottlings are is still relatively rare,
they only became available in official bottlings
in the Flora and Fauna Malt series early
in the 1990's.
Benrinnes Tasting Notes
triple distillation process used at the
Benrinnes distillery produces a silky
and very pure Scotch Malt whisky with
exotic fruit, honey and biscuits notes.
& Flora 15 Year Old.
Nose: Sugared hints of citrus fruits
tangerine & lemon. Sherryish.
Taste: Very smooth, juicy marmalade, red
fruits cherry & strawberry.
Finish: Lingering, sweet. Fruity prune,
cherry plum. Dark chocolate. Cedar.