Benrinnes Speyside Whisky
Benrinnes, afstammer fra det skotske Gaelic, Beinnroinn, som betyder ”forbjerg bakke”.
Owner: Region/district: Diageo Speyside
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1826 Active 2 500 000 litres
Address: Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 9NN
01340 872600 www.malts.com
1826 – The first Benrinnes distillery is built at Whitehouse Farm by Peter McKenzie.
1829 – A flood destroys the distillery.
1834 – 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.
1864 – William Smith & Company goes bankrupt and David Edward becomes the new owner.
1896 – Benrinnes is ravaged by fire which prompts major refurbishment. David Edward dies and his son Alexander Edward takes over.
1922 – John Dewar & Sons takes over ownership.
1925 – John Dewar & Sons becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
1955/56 – The distillery is completely rebuilt.
1964 – Floor maltings is replaced by a Saladin box.
1966 – The number of stills doubles to six.
1984 – The Saladin box is taken out of service and the malt is purchased centrally.
1991 – The first official bottling from Benrinnes is a 15 year old in the Flora & Fauna series.
1996 – United Distillers releases a 21 year old cask strength in their Rare Malts series.
2009 – A 23 year old (6,000 bottles) is launched as a part of this year´s Special Releases.
2010 – A Manager´s Choice 1996 is released.
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