Absent since 2016, Benriach The Sixteen returns

November 23, 2023
By Melissa Parker

Creative Speyside distillery, Benriach, has released the latest of its flavour-forward portfolio of Single Malts with the return of Benriach The Sixteen.

Arriving on Australian shores in the coming months, the three-cask matured spirit represents a new expression of one of Benriach’s most heavily decorated Single Malts awarded with industry accolades, including Best Speyside Single Malt at the World Whisky Awards in 2015.

Missing from the portfolio since 2016, the return of the expression bridges the gap between the distillery’s 12-year-old and 21-year-old malts.

Benriach is known for its long-standing tradition of distilling classic, peated and triple-distilled whisky, as well as its vast, eclectic cask inventory sourced from around the world. The full portfolio is artistically crafted by Master Blender Rachel Barrie and her team.

“The return of Benriach The Sixteen is a very special moment for the distillery as it is one of our most treasured expressions,” said Barrie.

“Our signature Speyside style blossoms at ten years old, finding depth and richer layers of orchard fruit character as it turns sixteen. Our core flavour components of fruit, malt and oak become more concentrated, enriched with age at sixteen years old, bringing layers of stone fruit, smooth, creamy malt, wild honey and nutty oak spice.”

Benriach has partnered with The Whisky Club to bring their members exclusive first access to Benriach The Sixteen. Bottled at 43% ABV, Benriach The Sixteen will be available nationwide from 1 December 2023 for RRP $165.

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