BenRiach have announced the release of a rare single malt whisky dating back to the 1980s.
BenRiach Authenticus 30-Year-Old is made from densely peated malted barley, giving the expression a herbal, smoky taste combined with flavours of spiced oak, creamy vanilla and summer fruits. The finish is rich in peat and smoldering embers, alongside hints of fresh herbs such as oregano, aniseed and chicory. The finish of sweet wild honey completes this complex expression.
Ever since 2004 when BenRiach released the first Speyside peated whisky since World War II, according to leading expert Charles MacLean, the distillery has been dedicated to their unique inventory of peated expressions.
The BenRiach Authenticus 30-Year-Old continues this legacy, adding another to the portfolio of single malts distilled from peat cut in the North-East of Scotland. This particular peat is prevalent in wood, deriving from the ancient trees, heather and bracken in the region. The burning of this peat has released sweet smoke and aromatic spices into the malt, which heavily influences the taste of this rare whisky.
BenRiach Authenticus 30-Year-Old is non-chill filtered, bottled at 46% of natural colour and is available at specialist retailers worldwide.