A 1984 vintage Benrinnes bottled by Adelphi.
Distilled 1984, the year the distillery took out the Saladin malting and began purchasing malt externally, this has been bottled 2018 as a 33-year-old. Matured in a sherry cask, this produced 395 bottles at 57.3%.
Benrinnes is one of Diageo’s workhorse distilleries, producing spirit for blends rather than single malts. The distillery utilises worm tub condensers and employs wide spirit cuts to produce a meaty, slightly sulphury spirit, and a sherry cask of this age – at cask strength – is a rare treat indeed.
With no official single malt on the market, Benrinnes is a heavy lifter for blends such as Johnny Walker, J&B and 3 Star.
Adelphi is one of the world's top independent bottlers of whisky. They acquire casks already matured to bottle, as opposed to maturing them themselves, and the Adelphi brand has been synonymous with top quality whisky for in the post-2000 era. The company also owns the Ardnamurchan distillery on Scotland's east coast, which distilled its first spirit in 2014.
- Single Malt