Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Celebrating traditional methods dating back to the earliest days of Benriach Distillery, Benriach Malting Season is the first expression in a century to be produced entirely using barley malted from our Speyside distillery's historic floor maltings. The first edition of Benriach Malting Season is two-cask matured in bourbon and virgin oak barrels to bring out the wholesome, creamy flavour we find in the distillery’s floor malted spirit, giving a beautiful barley gold colour to the liquid. The expression boasts a rich aroma of barley sugar, almond fudge and poached orchard apple with smooth, rounded flavours of vanilla and honeyed pear, with a lasting nuttiness of slowly kilned malt.
The first edition of the small batch release is comprised of 23 barrels, all distilled on 2nd November 2012, yielding 6672 bottles in total.
NATURAL CASK-IMPARTED COLOUR ABV 48.7%
richly aromatic with barley sugar, almond fudge and poached orchard apple
smooth and rounded with vanilla and honeyed pear, with the lasting nuttiness of slowly kilned malt
“At Benriach, we never stop exploring how fruit, oak and barley flavours intertwine and mature in our broad range of eclectic casks. The unique process behind Malting Season allows the cereal flavour from the concerto barley to pull through and when married with the creamy, wholesome flavour from being two-cask matured in bourbon and virgin oak barrels, creates a truly unique expression.”