BOTTLE COLLECTION

BOTTLE COLLECTION

News 24 Jul 2009 | Interviews | By Rob Allanson

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A Swede has the biggest collection of BenRiach malt whisky in the world. Magnus Fagerstrom (44) from Helsingborg in the south of the country started collecting BenRiach two years ago and now has 201 different bottles plus miniatures and toy trucks with the BenRiach logo on the side.

Magnus explained that his interest in BenRiach had grown over the years and that he painstakingly put his collection together.He added that the generosity of other fans and an amount of detective work was required to make the collection complete and, in Magnus's opinion, the best BenRiach ever.

"Back in May 2004, I started to keep a record of which whiskies I tasted and over the next five years I evaluated almost 2800 different types. I then started to think about collecting full bottles."You might ask: why does a Swede get so excited about BenRiach? The answer is I like the fact that BenRiach has both peated and unpeated whisky. I also like the packaging and all the stuff that BenRiach does. And after I visited the distillery recently I am even more excited."I'm often asked what is the oldest BenRiach I have. Age-wise, the oldest one is the BenRiach 40 Years Old but if we are talking about when it was bottled I have a BenRiach 1969 that was bottled in 1981."
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