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BenRiach unveils four cask matured 21 YO

Brown-Forman has announced the release of The BenRiach 21 Years Old. The new release has been matured in a combination of four cask types – Bourbon, virgin oak, Pedro Ximénez and red wine.

These four cask types are blended together by the BenRiach master blender,
Rachel Barrie, to create a multi-faceted and superbly balanced malt.

This unpeated single malt is one of two BenRiach expressions to be released at 21 years old, and the other, its richly peated partner, will appear early 2018.

BenRiach Distillery master blender, Rachel Barrie, welcomed the new Speyside release: “At BenRiach we have developed a reputation for innovative maturation using an eclectic mix of cask types. BenRiach 21 year old is the next step on this innovative journey, bringing together four eclectic casks in one single malt: Bourbon barrels at its core enriched by virgin American oak, Pedro Ximenez and red wine casks.

"This new unpeated expression is likely to both surprise and delight, as it opens with fresh summer fruit compote, soft vanilla and vibrant candied peel, developing into tangy red fruits, barley sugar and the warmth of chocolate ginger. I look forward to sharing this enigmatic malt with all intrigued to discover more.”

The BenRiach 21 Years Old has an RRP of £125.

30 November 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor