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Benriach 1998 Single Cask 20 Year Old - 120th Anniversary 70cl / 53.4%
27 August 2019
A bottle of Benriach 20 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky. This was distilled on 11 February 1998, matured in a single Marsala hogshead and bottled at cask strength in 2018 to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Benriach Distillery. This bottle is signed by Rachel Barrie, Master Blender.
This is bottle number 231 of 290; it was bottled from cask number 10299.
Donated by Brown-Forman.
Benriach distillery was founded in 1897 by John Duff, builder of Glenlossie and Longmorn, and operated for just two years before it was hit by the Pattison Crisis, an economic downturn that shook the whisky industry at the end of the 1890s. While Benriach's maltings continued to supply Longmorn, the distillery remained silent for 65 years until new owners The Glenlivet Distillers resumed production. The first 10 Year Old was released in the 1990s by then owners Seagram, and the distillery maintains a 'peated season' every year where peated malt is distilled, something that started in the 1980s to supply blenders and proved popular. Benriach was acquired by US drinks firm Brown-Forman in 2016.
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Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.