Benrinnes Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 13y 2007
Speyside, The Whisky Cellar, 750 ml
This full-bodied whisky has its origins in the Benrinnes distillery in the Speyside region of Scotland, which was founded in 1826. This whisky is particularly prized by those blenders who are seeking to give their malts more body and character. This unique bottling matured for 11 years in refill American Oak casks before being finished for further 2 years in first fill ex-bourbon casks in the famous Koval distillery. The first harbingers of what is to come are the aromas of spiced cake and banana bread, which intensify on the palate and become conjoined with sweet notes of marzipan, a touch of cocoa powder and citrus fruits. The finish is long and ends on a sweet and spicy note.
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.