Benriach 22 Year Old Dunder - Peated Dark Rum Wood Finish (70cl, 46%) ***sold***
A limited edition peated single malt Scotch whisky distilled and bottled by Benriach Distillery, this 22 Year Old is finished in Jamaican dark rum barrels after its initial maturation in American oak casks. From this process come the name 'Dunder', which is the residue of cane juice left in the still after rum is distilled. Traditionally, Jamaican rum producers use this residue as a source of yeast in the fermentation process. Benriach 22 Year Old Dunder - Peated is non-chill filtered and of natural colour, and was bottled at 46% ABV.
Benriach is a distillery with long-standing transatlantic connections. It was procured by Seagram in 1978, the former Canadian drinks empire, and is now in the hands of the Brown-Forman corporation, via Billy Walker who rescued it from a brief mothballing in 2002. Walker bottled some of the peated whisky that Seagram had begun producing there for its blends in 1983, and the positive reaction to these means the distillery now produces both a peated and unpeated single malt. Benriach is one of only seven distilleries in Scotland to still operate its own in-house floor maltings.