Located in the ‘Heart of Speyside’, in the North-East region of Morayshire, BenRiach displays all the traditional charm of a Speyside distillery. Built by John Duff in 1898, BenRiach draws its water from the Burnside springs located underground, deep below the distillery.
The barley used in crafting the whisky was grown around the distillery and the water was, and still is, drawn through the rock that lies deep below the distillery. The barley, harvested from the fields surrounding the distillery, would be spread across the floors of the malting loft to germinate. Peat, cut from the hills, fired the kiln and produced the heat required to control the germination process, and the distinctive peat scented smoke would be seen curling upwards from the malting chimneys throughout the year. The distillery manager would oversee the slow and deliberate crafting process of The BenRiach whisky – managing the transformation from malted barley to wash, to distilled spirit and into high quality oak casks, in which the whisky would then mature.
Built in 1898, the distillery is sited amongst the rolling barley fields that rise to the foothills of the Grampian Mountains. Deep in the musty darkness of the large traditional warehouses at the BenRiach Distillery, row upon row of the finest oak casks rest slowly maturing, awaiting the day to become the classic Speyside character that they have grown to cherish. Their uninterrupted inventory of exceptional Speyside Single Malt dates back as far 1965. They ensure that only the finest quality of spirit is filled into each cask and that only the best casks are selected to enhance the exceptional character of the whisky.
Silver Outstanding Medal – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017
Silver Outstanding Medal – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
Silver Outstanding Medal – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015