Benriach Releases Three New Rare Expressions

by Daniel Galyean

Following a successful launch and redesign in September 2020 of its core expressions, Benriach is proud to share three new ultra premium offerings available beginning in early February nationwide. 

Benriach Twenty One, Twenty Five and Thirty Year Old Single Malts bring an extremely rare opportunity to discover the exquisite integration of flavor resulting from decades of maturation. Matured in a diverse selection of highly distinctive oak casks and combined with complex layers of refined and mellow smoke, each aged expression has been meticulously composed for aromatic finesse, sumptuous richness, and deep mellow maturity.

The Twenty One – Four cask matured: Bourbon, Sherry, Virgin Oak and Red Wine

46% ABV, $199.99 (750ml)

Tasting Notes

Color: Honey gold

Nose: Berry fruit, orchard apple, wild honey and mountain oak spice

Palate: Candied grape, rich cocoa, smoked pine nut

Finish:            Caramelized pear and honey smoke

Smoke: Elegant 

The Twenty Five – Four cask matured: Bourbon, Sherry, Virgin Oak and Madeira Wine

46% ABV, $359.99 (750ml)

Tasting Notes

Color: Deep amber

Nose:  Smoked apricot, dark cherry chocolate, hazelnut toffee

Palate: Baked fruit, toasted oak spice, orange and cinnamon spice

Finish:             Rich caramelized smoke

Smoke: Mellow

The Thirty – Four cask matured: Bourbon, Sherry, Virgin Oak and Port

46% ABV, $739.99 (750ml)

Tasting Notes

Color: Mahogany

Nose: Stewed plum, baked orange, smoked walnut, and cinnamon cocoa

Palate: Dark fruit, manuka honey and chocolate raisin

Finish:            Long and complex smoked honey finish

Smoke: Complex

“It’s a real honor to be able to offer our fans an opportunity to experience the diversity and versatility of Benriach’s orchard fruit-laden style, elevated by a longer maturation time,” said Rachel Barrie, Benriach Master Blender. “These older expressions are a beautiful reflection of the landscape around the distillery with intriguing, luxurious layers of flavor imparted by the eclectic casks sourced from around the world. The refreshed Benriach range is for those open to new possibilities, building on a wealth of experience and tradition. I invite the drinker to join me on this creative journey, as we explore the lush rewards of single malt whisky.”

The newly-released expressions are a continuation of the distillery’s core range, The Original Ten, The Smoky Ten, The Twelve and The Smoky Twelve, which were also artistically crafted by the Master Blender and her team. 

Over 120 years since it was established, Benriach is also expected to unveil its first official visitor center to the public later this year, allowing visitors from around the world to explore this Speyside whisky gem.

For more information for all of the new Benriach expressions, visit

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