BenRiach adds to its peated range with a 21 Year Old
The BenRiach Distillery is showcasing its “pioneering peated Speyside heritage” by releasing BenRiach Temporis Aged 21 Years.
The latest addition to its peated range is named after the word ‘time’ in Latin, to emulate the original character and flavour of Speyside malts in the nineteenth century.
To create the new expression master blender, Rachel Barrie, has married together a mix of four casks: Bourbon barrels, virgin oak, Pedro Ximinez sherry and Oloroso sherry casks. Temporis is also designed to complement its unpeated equivalent, BenRiach Aged 21 Years, which is also matured in four types of cask.
Barrie said: “This four cask matured and peated combination produces a superbly balanced malt, retaining BenRiach’s signature sweet, fruit-laden and peated tradition. Its smooth, creamy peat flavour builds to uncover roasted orchard fruits and eucalyptus, then tropical pineapple and star anise appear, lingering into a sweet and smoky finish.”
BenRiach Temporis 21 Year Old (rrp: £135) is available to purchase from specialist retailers from the end of this month. The non-chill filtered whisky is 46% abv.
The BenRiach Distllery was created in 1898 by founder John Duff. The company distills three malt whisky styles: peated, unpeated and triple distilled. It also claims to be one of just two remaining distilleries in Speyside to distill whisky using malted barley from its own on-site floor maltings.