When BenRiach became independent in 2004, the new owners inherited a handful of casks from 1966 – the oldest stock in the distillery’s warehouses. By the end of 2012, just two of those casks remained, and Billy Walker has selected one of those casks, BenRiach 1966 cask # 2381, to be bottled as ‘Vestige’. The whisky is ‘Classic Speyside’ in style, bottled at cask strength and was matured in a traditional hogshead. Distilled and filled to cask on the 21st of September 1966, after 46 years of maturation, the cask generated just 62 bottles. ‘Vestige’ has been so named because it represents a moment in time, a small trace of something very special that, once lost, can never be replaced. The BenRiach 1966 cask # 2381 truly is a piece of the distillery’s history.44.1% ABV
Bright autumn gold with warm amber reflections.
Fresh, clean, fruity components leap from the glass. Pineapple. coconut and ripe guava scents, interacting with one another to create fabulous fruit cocktail. This gives way to freshly cut meadow flowers and fine toasted oak. Very alluring.
An explosion of ripe, luxurious fruit married alongside sweet toasted oak, topped with vanilla cream. The fruit takes centre stage with an abundance of soft white summer fruits - peaches, apricots and ripe pears. This is further enhanced with fresh coconut qualities. Exceptional length with timeless elegance.