Benriach - Malting Season - First Edition - Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Benriach "Malting Season" celebrates the floor maltings which lie at the heart of the Benriach Distillery. The historical lifeblood of the distillery, they have remained in production for over 120 years since John Duff built the distillery.
Every year during ‘Maltings Season’ the dedicated team of craftsmen malt barley onsite the old way using this historic floor maltings. The malt produced during the 'Maltings Season' results in a wholesome and creamy single malt of exceptional richness of character, a tribute to the founder and the slow craft of his historic maltings, which the team of skilled craftsmen continue to this day, in the pursuit of exceptional flavour.
This First Edition of Benriach Malting Season is crafted entirely onsite beginning with the hand malting of concerto barley in traditional oak casks in the distillery's earthen floored dunnage warehouses. The result is an extraordinary smooth single malt, richly aromatic with layers of roasted malt and barley sweetness.
Colour: Barley Gold
Nose: Richly aromatic with barley sugar, almond fudge and poached orchard apple.
Taste: Smooth and rounded with vanilla and honeyed pear, with the lasting nuttiness of slowly kilned malt.
Tasting notes courtesy of Benriach distillery.