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Benrinnes 1963-2000 - 36 Year Old - Cadenheads Authentic Collection - Single Cask

LOT ID: 0124-350

End Date : Feb 14 2024 08:00 PM

Total Bids: 92   

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Benrinnes 1963 - 2000. 36 Year Old. Chairman's Stock. Single Cask. One of 174 bottles. 70cl. 51.9%. In wooden presentation box.

A special edition Millennium Bottling of 36-year-old Benrinnes 1963 released by Cadenhead’s in 2000. This cask strength 36-year-old Benrinnes 1963 is one of the very earliest vintages bottled from the distillery and came from a single cask that yielded 174 bottles at its natural cask strength of 51.9%. A hefty, spicy dram with rich citrus flavours, dried fruit, warming pepper, clove and tobacco notes.


Wear to label on front of box. Small indentation in front of box. Some wear to box.


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Distillery:  Benrinnes

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Cadenhead's

Region: Speyside

Distilled Year: 1963

Bottling Year: 2000

Age: 36

Bottles Produced: 174

Limited Edition: yes

Cask Number: NA

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml

ABV: 51.9%

Founded in 1826, Benrinnes is a traditional Speyside distillery that joined the portfolio of Diageo forerunner DCL in 1925. Benrinnes was completely rebuilt in the 1950s and expanded in 1966 with two wash stills and four spirit stills for partial triple distillation. Since 2007 this has reverted to double distillation with each wash still now supplying two spirit stills. Benrinnes still uses worm tub condensers, which help give the distillery’s spirit a heavy, meaty character ideal for blending or for extended maturation in sherry casks.

Benrinnes’ importance as a blending malt means official bottlings are rare. The popular sherried Flora & Fauna 15-year-old first appeared in 1991 and was followed by an excellent Rare Malts edition in 1996 and a handful of subsequent Special Releases and other one-off bottlings. Independent Benrinnes is thankfully abundant, with some classic old vintages by Cadenhead’s, Gordon & MacPhail and the SMWS among others.

In 1842 George Duncan established a wine merchant and distillery agency business in Aberdeen. Duncan was joined in the early 1850s by his brother-in-law William Cadenhead, who took over the business after Duncan’s death in 1858, changing the company’s name to Wm. Cadenhead. When Cadenhead died in 1904 the company passed to his nephew Robert Duthie, who developed the spirits side of the business.

Duthie died suddenly in 1931, and employee Ann Oliver was put in charge of Cadenhead’s. Sadly, Oliver’s tenure ended in financial difficulty and on her retirement in 1972 the business was forced to sell its entire inventory. Cadenhead’s was acquired soon afterwards by J & A Mitchell, proprietors of Springbank distillery, who relocated the business to Campbeltown. Cadenhead’s has flourished under Mitchell’s stewardship, releasing many legendary single malt bottlings in the 1980s and 1990s and now has outlets in Edinburgh and London as well as Campbeltown.


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Last Bids £625.00 12th February 2024 06:14