Benriach Rereleases The Sixteen Scotch

Speyside Scotch whisky distillery Benriach has announced the reintroduction of The Sixteen to its portfolio.

Benriach The Sixteen was initially retired from the portfolio in 2016. The expression now returns with a reformulated recipe.

This bottle bridges the gap between the 12- and 21-year-old malts in the brand’s core lineup. To make Benriach The Sixteen, Benriach spirit is three-cask matured for at least 16 years in bourbon barrels, sherry and virgin oak casks. 

“The return of Benriach The Sixteen is a very special moment for the distillery as it is one of our most treasured expressions,” says Rachel Barrie, Master Blender for Benriach. “Our signature Speyside style blossoms at 10 years old, finding depth and richer layers of orchard fruit character as it turns 16. Our core flavor components of fruit, malt, and oak become more concentrated, enriched with age at 16 years old, bringing layers of stone fruit, smooth creamy malt, wild honey, and nutty oak spice.”

Benriach The Sixteen comes bottled at 43% ABV. Launching this month, it is available for a suggested retail price of $115.The post Benriach Rereleases The Sixteen Scotch first appeared on Beverage Dynamics.
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Author: Kyle Swartz