Benrinnes, 21 Year Old, 2014, NV


£276.58 for 1x70cl
6 btls
£276.58 for 1x70cl
3 btls
Benrinnes, 21 Year Old, 2014

Contains Sulphites.

About Benrinnes

Built on the shoulder of its mountain namesake 700 feet above sea level, Benrinnes was first founded sometime in the 1820s, but this original building was washed away in the great flood of 1829. Rebuilt for what is hopefully the last time in the 1950s, Benrinnes has been adding the sherry-like qualities to blends for over half a century. Over two centuries this distillery has faced it all. But flood, a rather destructive fire, a fair share of financial turmoil, and two world wars have done nothing to impair the rounded, mellow, almost sultry tones of Benrinnes Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Lightly smoky and woody, there’s something that might be mistaken for peat smoke in Benrinnes, but that’s hidden beneath layers of full sweetness, rum and chocolate notes, and of course a sherried aftertaste.

Appellation: Lowland

Defined by a line following the old county boundaries running from the Clyde estuary to the River Tay, the Lowlands is deemed anything South of this to the Scottish Border. A region of few distilleries, this area has always been known for its unrivalled lightness and soft nature, and it is for this reason that the distilleries here have been fondly named 'The Lowland Ladies."

The most famous whiskies from the lowlands are Auchentoshan, Glenkinchie and the silent distilleries of Rosebank and Ladyburn. On the outskirts of Glasgow, Auchentoshan exudes a delicate lowland character and is renowned for being a great entry into Scotch. Glenkinchie is on Edinburgh's doorstep and produces a fantastically light and ethereal dram. Rosebank and Ladyburn are rare and highly coveted and if you are lucky enough to get your hands on them then they will no doubt reward generously as both names are synonymous with quality.