This whisky is a very special new limited edition from the innovative Speyside distillery of Benriach. The Benriach Malting Season is the first in over a century that uses barley malted exclusively at the distillery using the traditional floor maltings that were restored in 2012. This First Edition has seen the spirit produced from the floor malted barley then matured in ex-bourbon and virgin oak casks. There are 23 casks in total and they were married together by Dr. Rachel Barrie, the Master Blender for Benriach, to create the final product. This inaugural release used a variety of barley called concerto. Benriach is one of only two distilleries in Speyside to have an operational floor malting. Balvenie is the other.
"Benriach is one of only seven distilleries in Scotland to continue the traditional practice of floor malting. Distilling spirit from barley malted here on site is a true labour of love and something we are passionate about as an ode to our creative whisky making heritage."Stewart Buchanan - Global Brand Ambassador at Benriach.