Benriach wins six medals at the 2015 Malt Maniacs Awards.

BenRiach has won six medals at the 2015 Malt Maniacs Awards.

The Malt Maniacs are a worldwide group of whisky lovers made up of amateur connoisseurs and professional whisky writers, with the judging panel drawn from the group’s amateur ranks.

The Maniacs have been conducting their annual competition since 2003 and it has evolved into one of the most important and independent whisky competitions in the whisky calendar. BenRiach-35YO

The complete list of medals is:

Silver Medal

85 points BenRiach 18YO 1996 cask # 4521 exclusively bottled for Taiwan

Bronze Medal

84 points BenRiach 35YO 84 points BenRiach 20YO 1994 cask # 808 exclusively bottled for Taiwan

83 points BenRiach 17YO Septendecim

83 points BenRiach 12YO Sherry Wood Matured

82 points BenRiach 1998 cask # 7758 for The Whisky Exchange

Sales Director Alistair Walker said: “2015 has been a stellar year for the company. As well as winning these coveted “Malt Maniacs” medals, we took a further ten medals at the IWSC awards, we announced record profits and a major £25m investment and we became the “Global Whisky Distiller of the Year” at the “Icons of Whisky” awards, so the year is ending on a real high for the company.

“The Malt Maniacs awards are very important to us because they are given by dedicated whisky lovers who are passionate about whisky.

“I am especially pleased that our single cask releases received the highest marks this year as these casks represent the most exclusive whiskies from our warehouses and we are delighted they have been recognised as such by the Malt Maniacs judges.”