Benriach Announces Release of The Sixteen


March 3, 2023

Benriach The Sixteen bottle with tube

Benriach announced the arrival of The Sixteen to its portfolio, reintroducing the “missing piece” to its lineup of Single Malt Scotch whiskies.

Benriach The Sixteen was initially retired from the portfolio in 2016, and the iconic expression now returns with a reformulated recipe. The expression bridges the gap between the 12 and 21-year-old malts in the core lineup. To craft The Sixteen, Benriach spirit is three-cask matured for at least 16 years in bourbon barrels, sherry and virgin oak casks.

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

The three-cask matured spirit was previously one of the distillery’s most heavily decorated single malts, winning a host of industry accolades including Best Speyside Single Malt at the World Whisky Awards in 2015.

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

The Sixteen is bottled at 43% ABV and is available for an SRP of $115 from select retailers from February 2023.

Benriach dates to 1898, when founder John Duff built his distillery. Benriach stands on the site of the old Riach farm in north Speyside, drawing water from a mineral-rich aquifer, deep beneath the distillery. The distillery employs a long-standing tradition of distilling three styles of whisky: classic unpeated, Highland peated and triple distilled, together with an eclectic selection of casks from around the world.

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