Distillery

Benriach

About the distillery

The Benriach distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery in the Speyside area of Scotland. The name BenRiach originates from the Scottish Gaelic, meaning the “Hill of Riach.” It is the first distillery you pass from the North on the famous Speyside Whisky trail…

The Benriach distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery in the Speyside area of Scotland. The name BenRiach originates from the Scottish Gaelic, meaning the “Hill of Riach.” It is the first distillery you pass from the North on the famous Speyside Whisky trail.

The distillery was founded in 1898 by John Duff..After 2 years, the distillery suffered during the economic crash – the Pattison Crash, and was forced to stop production. No additional whisky was distilled for 65 years. The neighbouring distillery, Longmorn however continued to source some of their malted barley from the malting floors at Benriach. This was the only business that kept the distillery from being completely shut down and  demolished.

The whisky category became popular again in 1965and Benriach began distilling whisky again. It is currently owned by Jack Daniels producer Brown-Forman after being purchased in June 2016.

In 2015, BenRiach® was named Whiskey Distillery of the Year, by Whisky Magazine during the Icons ofScotland presentation. They have received this award 3x since 2004. 

In an analysis of the whisky market, Benriach was predicted to achieve an average annual capital growth of 13.9% and was included in the top ten distilleries for capital growth in 2020. 

IWith The Financial Times reporting that “a potential combination of Pernod Ricard and US distillerBrown-Forman looks like the sector’s only remaining mega merger”. This can only mean more optimistic times ahead for the Benriach distillery.

  • Capacity – 2
  • Malt Specification – Optic and Concerto. Less than2ppm
  • Mash Tun Material – Traditional with conventional drainage system.
  • Condenser Type – Traditional column condenser
  • Heat Source -Internal copper stills
  • Washbacks -8
  • Mash Tun Type – Traditional with conventional drainage system.
  • Water Source – The Burnside Springs

Vibrant when young, it matures well – especially in refill casks where fruits take on a more tropical edge and extra spiciness steadily develops.

In the latter years of the Seagram era, Benriach produced a smoky distillate for blending purposes. The enthusiastic reaction to this style when its new owner bottled examples means a peated season takes place every year.

A 25 year old bottle retails for around £300. If you were to hold your cask for 10 years or even 5 years, rather than the 3, the return will be considerably more.

As leading cask whisky investment experts, Elite Wine & Whisky pride themselves in having access to world renowned distilleries, with Benriach taking center stage amongst many other name brands.

With exciting news recently being noted in the Financial Times “a potential combination of Pernod Ricard and US distiller Brown-Forman looks like the sector’s only remaining mega merger”.

This could mean exciting times ahead for Benriach and exciting times for investors.

Current Bottle Prices

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£314.95

BENRIACH 25 YEAR OLD- 70CL

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£119.95

BENRIACH THE TWENTY ONE 21 YEAR OLD - 70CL

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£325

BENRIACH 25 YEAR OLD THE TWENTY FIVE - 70CL

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