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The original Benrinnes was sited almost a mile south-east of today’s distillery. Built on the Whitehouse Farm in 1826 by Peter McKenzie, the distillery was completely destroyed just three years later, after a great flood laid waste to the buildings. In 1835, a new distillery was built, sited on the side of its namesake, the 840m peak which looms over Speyside.

Alongside four other distilleries, Benrinnes draws its water from springs on the mountain, tapping the Rowantree and Scurran Burns. Following a devastating fire at the end of the nineteenth century, BenRinnes was rebuilt, converting to electric power. The distillery has an unusual distillation method; the six stills are used to partially triple-distil the make. Benrinnes made use of a Saladin Box maltings system from 1964.

In 1984, it was decommissioned and malt was bought in instead. Despite the long history of Benrinnes, there has only been one official bottling - in 1991 a fifteen year-old was released. Save for a few independent bottlings, the majority of the spirit has been used in blends, notably Johnnie Walker and J&B. Today, single malt whiskies from Benrinnes remain a rare treat. The distillery is currently under Diageo ownership.

Benrinnes Whisky Distillery

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About Benrinnes Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01340 872600

Distillery Founded


Distillery Capacity

2 540 000 litres

Distillery Address

Aberlour, Banffshire

Distillery Status


Distillery Owner


Distillery Website


The first Benrinnes distillery is built at Whitehouse Farm by Peter McKenzie.


A flood destroys the distillery.


A new distillery, Lyne of Ruthrie, is constructed a few kilometres from the first one. The owner John Innes files for bankruptcy and William Smith & Company takes over.


William Smith & Company goes bankrupt and David Edward becomes the new owner.


Benrinnes is ravaged by fire which prompts major refurbishment and rebuilding including electrification. David Edward dies and his son Alexander Edward takes over. Alexander also founds the distilleries Dallas Dhu, Aultmore and Craigellachie and purchases Oban.


John Dewar & Sons takes over ownership.


John Dewar & Sons becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).


DCL transfers management and operations to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).


– The distillery is completely rebuilt.


Floor maltings is replaced by a Saladin box.


The number of stills doubles to six.


The Saladin box is taken out of service and the malt is purchased centrally.


The first official bottling from Benrinnes is a 15 year old in the Flora & Fauna series.


United Distillers releases a 21 year old cask strength in their Rare Malts series.

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This was distilled at the Benrinnes distillery in Winter 1999. It was then aged for 12 years in a single sherry butt before bottling in 2011 for Douglas Laing's cracking Provenance range.  More info
This was distilled at the Benrinnes distillery in the Summer of 1999. It was aged for 12 years in a single sherry butt before bottling for the Provenance range in Summer 2012.  More info
A 12 year old from the Benrinnes distillery. This was distilled on the 18th January 1999 and aged in a pair of bourbon barrels before bottling on the 2nd March 2012. A release of 693 bottles from...  More info
A 13 year old Benrinnes, bottled by Signatory. This was distilled on the 25th November 1997 and aged in hogsheads 97 and 98 before bottling on the 26th November 2010. A release of 809 numbered...  More info
This thirteen year old Benrinnes was bottled by Douglas Laing for the 20cl range of their Old Malt Cask brand. These are known as the 'Advance Samples' and are designed to replicate the sample bottles...  More info
This is a 13 year old Benrinnes from Signatory. It was distilled on the 18th October 1999 before a maturation in three bourbon barrels. It was then bottled in late 2012.  More info
One of the first releases from Lady of the Glen, an independent bottler from Fife, who obviously heard the phrase "Go big or go home" and took it to heart, as this 14 year old Benrinnes is hugely...  More info
We've bottled 548 bottles of this heavily sherried Benrinnes at a natural cask strength of 57.8%abv without colouring or chill-filtration so you get to taste it like it comes out of the barrel. This...  More info
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14 year old Speyside malt from the Benrinnes distillery. This was distilled in October 1994 and aged in butt number 8641 before bottling in 2009 for the Dun Bheagan, a release of 862 bottles.  More info
This Benrinnes was matured in oak casks and bottled by Duncan Taylor. It's a clean and well-structured whisky with pronounced fruit notes.  More info
This Benrinnes was matured in oak casks and bottled by Duncan Taylor. It's a clean and well-structured whisky with pronounced fruit notes.  More info
This was distilled in 1997 at Benrinnes and aged for 14 years before bottling by Duncan Taylor for their NC2 range in 2011.  More info
A 14 year old Benrinnes from Douglas Laing. Expect top quality casks.  More info
A belter of a Benrinnes - good, clean sherry - very nice indeed, thank you very much! Matured for 14 years in a single sherry butt and bottled at natural cask strength as part of Master of Malt's...  More info
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A Speyside favourite - Benrinnes single malt. This Signatory bottling is drawn from two bourbon barrels, filled in October 1999 and bottled in February 2014. 723 bottles of 14 year old Benrinnes...  More info
A 'partially' triple-distilled Speysider, this single malt from the Benrinnes distillery was bottled at 15 years for the Flora and Fauna series.  More info
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A triple distilled Speyside malt! This has a wonderful character and also comes complete with a wooden presentation case. It's gotten extremely hard to find these original Flora and Fauna bottles with...  More info
This was distilled on the 6th June 1995 at the Benrinnes distillery. It was then matured in hogshead 5885 for 16 years before bottling on the 6th January 2012 by Signatory. A release of 313 numbered...  More info
A beautiful Benrinnes from a refill bourbon cask! This 16 year old single malt was distilled in February 1997 and bottled in September 2013 with an outturn of 365 bottles. It comes from The Maltman...  More info
This is a bottling of 17 year old Benrinnes single malt Scotch whisky, made possible by the folks behind the Maltman bottling series. The Maltman emblem says "Courageous and Faithful", which is...  More info
356 bottles of 17 year old Benrinnes whisky emerged from cask 5883 in April 2013 to join the Cask Strength Collection from Signatory, and the world became a better place because of it.  More info
A beautiful bottling o' Benrinnes, courtesy of the fine folk at Càrn Mòr. This 17 year old single malt was distilled in 1996 and matured in 2 bourbon barrels until 2014. It was bottled with an outturn...  More info
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This is an eighteen year old bottling of Benrinnes from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range.

The Old Malt Cask range began as a release of fifty bottlings in 1998 to commemorate Douglas Laing's...  More info
Sherried Benrinnes, bottled by Douglas Laing! This Provenance bottling was distilled in the winter of 1995 and matured in a Sherry butt for 18 years. In the spring of 2013, this Speyside single malt...  More info
This 1974 was bottled for Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseur's Choice range following a 10ure in refill sherry hogsheads. The sherried notes are indeed rife with honeyed sweetness and hints of spice.  More info
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