BruceCrichton wrote:I'm visiting Benriach next Saturday, during the whisky festival.
I think you'll be in for a real treat there.
We were visiting in January, and since they are not normally open to public, they don't have a visitor center. So they had the whole range lined up on top of a barrel, and we could just help ourselves to taste from it.
On top of another barrel they had four cask samples, some of them real gem's from 1970's.
And our tasting took place just beside the kiln which for the occasion was heated nicely with a coal fire.
BTW on the recent danish whiskyfair we had Billy Walker conducting a masterclass. All malts were cask samples - no standard bottlings at all.
The youngest was just a few days old. The oldest was >30yo and a special vatting of 20% 1st fill Butt's, 60% 2nd fill Butt's and 20% new oak barrels
Very very nice