Benriach Batch 15Benriach have released Batch 15 of their annual single cask bottlings. This year, new owners Brown Forman split the release between two markets: Casks 7383, 979, 4437, 2682, 5014, 1855, 2406 and 8737 will be available in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The rest are exclusive to Europe. We have received seven of the whiskies on offer. The Australian allocation includes expressions aged from 10 to 22 years in a range of casks, such as Port pipes, Moscatel hogsheads, Sauternes barriques and Marsala barrels. The collection also includes both unpeated and peated expressions. At the time of writing, we've ensured these are the best prices in Australia, so collector's should take advantage of some excellent opening prices. As usual, all whiskies in Batch 15 are individually hand-numbered and bottled non-chill-filtered with natural colour.
Benriach's master blender, Rachel Barrie comments, “Batch 15 provides a rare opportunity to explore the many facets of maturation in one batch, something us whisky makers are lucky to do every day. From the sweet side of marsala wood to the exotic fruity side of rum, and the barbecued smokiness of charred American virgin oak, there is a cask to suit every whisky lover’s palate. Now’s the time to explore, take your pick and find the cask you most enjoy.”