Benriach 12 Year Old - Old Bottling (70cl, 43%)
This version of the 12 year old was introduced following the takeover by Billy Walker. It was bottled until around 2014 when it was reimagined as a sherry cask expression.
Winner of a Bronze Medal at the 2005 International Wine and Spirits Competition, this 12-year old from the Benriach distillery bettered itself the following year, taking home a Silver.
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.