The 8 Men of Malt review BenRiach 16 yo single malt whisky
Fortunately for us, in 2004 BenRiach was reborn into the hands of scotch whisky expert Billy Walker and his investing partners, Geoff Bell and Wayne Keiswetter, both of South Africa.
With stock going back to the 1960s, Walker set to work as the new master blender, reputedly beginning in his garden shed, and eventually sampling every cask and coming up with with today’s core expressions, specialty vintage releases, and a projected calendar for a long-term lifespan that will take advantage of the unique character produced at this Speyside distillery.
“To see how today’s owners were doing with the revived BenRiach distillery, we chose the 16 year old expression, basically their core spirit with some maturity and simply aged in American bourbon oak, from the look of it. The answer is they are doing marvelously well.”