A 25-year-old from the Speyside Benrinnes distillery, bottled for Carn Mor's Celebration Of The Cask series.
Distilled 24 October 1996 this was bottled 24 October 2021 as a 25-year-old. Matured in sherry butt #962101 which yielded 482 bottles at a natural cask strength of 53% abv.
"Luxuriously rich, yet elegant with sultanas and hints of Christmas spice."
Benrinnes was built in 1826 and is largely used to create whisky for blends and it produces a new make spirit that is often described as heavy and meaty, similar to distilleries like Dailuaine and Mortlach which are also owned by Diageo.
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.
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