Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Benriach Tasting In-store

This Thursday May 9, 2024. First Pouring: 5:00-6:00 PM. Second Pouring: 6:30-7:30 PM Read on...
May 6, 2024





We are pleased to welcome Derek Grimm, Benriach Brand ambassador for two tastings of that renowned Speyside distillery. Ruggedly beautiful, Benriach stands on the site of the old Riach farm in north Speyside, drawing water from the mineral-rich aquifer deep beneath the distillery. 

We will explore Benriach’s long-standing tradition of distilling multiple styles which include classic both unpeated and Highland peated. Both styles are matured in three casks of different woods,  the distillery’s releases explore the fa gamut of flavor possibilities and produce some of Speyside’s richest, most multi-layered whiskies.

 The tasting will feature:


The Classic Ten encapsulates the signature smooth and multi-layered character of Benriach. It spends at least ten years in bourbon barrels, sherry casks and virgin oak, to create layers of luscious orchard fruit, sumptuous honeyed malt and toasted oak, all interwoven with a subtle trace of smoke. Regular $61; Tasting $51


The Smoky Ten - In the early 1970s, Benriach broke convention in Speyside by returning to distilling batches of whisky in the old, 19th century style, using malted barley smoked with peated Benriach whiskies. The Smoky Ten has been crafted from a combination of unpeated and peated spirit and three-cask matured for at least ten years in bourbon barrels, Jamaican rum casks and toasted virgin oak. The whiskies are then expertly married to create smooth layers of sun ripened fruit, aromatic smoke and toasted oak spice, lingering into the perfectly balanced sweet and smoky finish. Regular $84.99; Tasting $71.99


The Classic Twelve is three cask matured for at least twelve years in sherry casks, bourbon barrels and port casks. The whisky from each cask is then expertly married together to create a smooth, sherry-rich single malt, layered with baked fruit, maple honey and cocoa, perfectly balanced with a lingering sultana and spiced mocha finish. Regular $76.99 Tasting $64.99


The Smoky Twelve is the perfect marriage of fruit, malt, oak and rich layers of smoke. Crafted from a combination of unpeated and peated spirit , itmn is three-cask matured for at least twelve years in bourbon barrels, sherry casks, and Marsala wine casks. The whiskies are  then expertly married to create a smooth, creamy single malt, multilayered with flavors of ripened fruit, aromatic smoky sweetness and warming oak spice. Regular $86.99; Tasting $73.99


The Sixteen: After sixteen years of maturation, Benriach’s signature style develops more richly. Three-cask maturation in bourbon, sherry and virgin oak brings layers of stone fruit, smooth creamy malt, wild honey and nutty oak spice. Regular $134; Tasting $113.99


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We look forward to seeing you at the store!


If you can’t get to the tasting, you can come to the store by Saturday to get that tasting discount.




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