Highlander Inn 2012 Single Cask Bottling ~ BenRiach.

The twelfth of our series of “Annual Single Cask Bottlings” was from BenRiach distillery here is Speyside.

After nosing and tasting several cask samples from many distilleries, we eventually chose this cask, at the distillery.

It was distilled at BenRiach distillery on Monday 19th October 1987.

Cask No 5711 was bottled on Monday 15th October 2012 at it’s natural cask strength of 52.0% alc/vol. Originally from a sherry butt, it was reracked in summer 2011 into a bourbon barrel for the last 12 months of it’s maturation. The angels agreed to let us have 257 bottles (700ml).

Maggie Riegler of the Greenhall Gallery, here in Craigellachie, was once again (for the 12th consecutive year) commissioned to paint a picture specifically for the front label which depicts yet another different view of the Highlander Inn to that of pervious years.

Mark is a true Speysider having been born and brought up on The Macallan Estate – I wonder where he first became interested in Single Malts?.

In 2009 he was recognised by the worldwide whisky industry with the award of “Young Whisky Ambassador of the Year” at the annual award ceremony, for his work in promoting whisky throughout the workd. This was the first time this award had been given.

As always, included with each bottle is a unique Certificate of Ownership with the same number as the bottle.