The Benriach Smoke Season Speyside single malt Scotch whisky is one of the latest offerings from the distillery that will help to satisfy connoisseurs when it comes to premium, small-batch spirits.
The whiskey is achieved with intensely peated malt that has been distilled in smoke season and captures the flavor of the distillery's seasonal production method. This gives the spirit its intensely smoky profile with a touch of sweetness, which is further enhanced with maturation in in America virgin oak and Bourbon barrels.
Master Blender at Benriach Distiller Rachel Barrie spoke on the new Benriach Smoke Season Speyside single malt Scotch whisky saying, "Smoke Season is a special time of year in the distillery’s calendar, and this new addition gives both the whisky novice and connoisseur the opportunity to discover the uniquely rich, sweet and smoky character of Benriach single malt, crafted in Speyside, a whisky-making region rarely associated with peated malt. With intensely peated spirit batch distilled every year, at Benriach we never stop exploring how the fruit and smoke aromatics intertwine and mature in a range of eclectic oak casks, either amplifying or transforming the perception of peat. Smoke Season is the result of exploring 100% intensely peated malt, batch distilled and matured in first-fill Bourbon barrels combined with a high proportion of charred and toasted American virgin oak casks."