A 2008 vintage from the Benrinnes distillery, bottled for Carn Mor's Strictly Limited series.
Distilled 2008, this was matured in a first-fill hogshead before it was bottled 2021 as a 12-year-old. At 47.5% there are 736 bottles in this batch.
"Beautiful warmth of vanilla followed by ripe orchard fruits."
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.
Carn Mor is an independent bottling arm of Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers. The company has gone through a few names, being founded as John Murray & Co before it was taken over in 2005 by Kenny Mackay and former Morrison Bowmore chairman Brian Morrison. Initially bottling Scotch whisky under Carn Mor alongside the production of liqueurs, they founded the Aberagie distillery in Perthsire in 2017.
When Brian and son Jamie Morrison took sole ownership they rebranded as Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers in 2020. The Old Perth sherry cask matured blended malt and Mac-Talla Islay single malt brands are also part of the company's portfolio.
- Single Malt