Benrinnes Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 11y 2010
Speyside, The Whisky Cellar, 750 ml
This full-bodied whisky comes from the Benrinnes distillery in the Speyside region, which was founded back in 1826. Matured for 11 years in Pauillac Bordeaux red wine casks, this single malt exudes aromas reminiscent of fresh biscuit dough, along with cinnamon sticks, vanilla, red berries and a hint of red pepper. The palate reflects these notes, paired with a spicy oak note, white chocolate, allspice, orange oil, stewed apple and toffee chip cookies. The long and warming finish is flavourful with hints of oak and a touch of heather honey. This is an exclusive bottling for Baur au Lac Vins in collaboration with The Whisky Cellar.
Cask is All Important!
Two Scotsmen, Keith Bonnington, founder of The Whisky Cellar and Jimmy Roser, Managing Director of Baur au Lac Vins explore the art of whisky making by talking – and drinking a fine selection of superb Scottish whisky.
The Whisky Cellar
The Whisky Cellar was founded in 2017 as an independent Scottish bottler by whisky expert Keith Bonnington
Bonnington, who lives in the heart of Edinburgh, can look back on a career in whisky spanning almost two decades. For over 10 years he was responsible at Edrington for brands such as the Macallan and Highland Park.
Speyside: Das Herz der Whisky-Kultur
Geografisch gesehen ist die Speyside ein kleiner, nordöstlich gelegener Teilbereich der Highlands. Doch das Hügelland zwischen den Städten Inverness und Aberdeen, durch welches das Flüsschen Spy fliesst, das der Region ihren Namen gibt, ist das Herz und der Nabel der schottischen Whisky-Herstellung und Single Malt-Kultur. Nicht weniger als 50 der insgesamt 108 schottischen Destillerien sind hier beheimatet. Die Speyside-Malts bestechen mit ihrer Komplexität und Eleganz.
Scotland – Wild history, warming whisky
Whiskey, bagpipes, kilts – These are the most famous elements of Scottish culture. It has not been conclusively determined who invented whisky. The Scots and Irish both argue that they invented the “water of life.” Food and drink definitely tops the Scottish export categories. Every second, around 40 bottles of whisky are purchased. So it’s hardly surprising that whisky makes up around 80 percent of total food and drink exports.