Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The first edition of Benriach Malting Season is created with a unique process that brings out the wholesome, creamy flavor found in the distillery’s floor malted spirit. For each new edition of Malting Season, Master Blender Rachel Barrie carefully selects the type of barley and bottling strength - in this case Concerto barley - making each annual edition a truly unique expression in its own right.
NATURAL CASK-IMPARTED COLOUR ABV 43% NON CHILL FILTERED
Barley sugar, almond fudge and poached orchard apple
Ripe pear, nectarine and malt sweetness, with a finishing note of almond and spiced vanilla.
"Passed from distiller to distiller throughout the generations, the floor malting process keeps a traditional part of the whisky-making process alive with Benriach being one of only seven distilleries in Scotland to continue the practice of floor malting,"
A time honoured tradition
The 1890's were challenging times for many distilleries in Scotland, and Benriach was no different. Shortly after opening in 1898, the stills fell silent for sixty five years. But Benriach stayed active by malting barley in its own floor maltings. Today, we honour tradition once a year during our spring ’Malting Season’, a special time when we create our own malted barley on site.