Benriach - 2016 Hogshead #236 | Held In Bond

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Lot Information

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Speyside
  • Distillery status: Operational
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Size: Cask
  • Delivery weight: 2.00kg
Speyside

About the distillery

The BenRiach distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery in the Speyside area of Scotland. It is currently owned by Brown-Forman Corporation after being purchased on 1 June 2016 as a subsidiary from the BenRiach Distillery Company Limited, formed by two South African funding partners, Geoff Bell and Wayne Keiswetter, and Scotch whisky expert Billy Walker. In 2008, the company expanded their portfolio with the acquisition of the Glendronach distillery. 

Other Information

This lot offers the buyer the opportunity to own one cask of Benriach, which was distilled in 2016, currently held in bond at Tomatin distillery.

Originally filled with Benriach spirit on 22nd August 2016, the whisky has since been maturing in a Hogshead (#236).

The cask was re-gauged on the 23rd June 2021, summarising the following:

- Original bulk 260 litres | Original strength 69.4% ABV | 175.5 litres of alcohol.

- New bulk 240.81 litres | New strength 66.4% ABV | 159.9 litres of alcohol.

This would currently yield approximately 344 x 70cl bottles of 5 year old cask strength Benriach whisky.

 

Please note:

1) the cask photo shown is for display purposes only and is not the actual cask being sold. 

2) the sample is shown for confirmation of the colour only and is not included in the sale.

 

COLOUR: Very pale gold. 

NOSE: Youthful spice and oak are immediate, but there is a caramel creaminess underneath that balances out any of the eagerness of the alcohol. For the age statement, the overall nose is very promising, as the butterscotch smoothness takes charge over time.

PALATE: Think salted nuts doused in caramel with some malted honey. Then the youth shows through with the return of the spicy oak. Behind is a balance of cedar and oak wood, but there are forest fruit flavours beginning to develop and build. With maturity this will be one well balanced dram, as the fruit, sweetness and spiced oak mingle.

BODY: Light and lively.

FINISH: Short with the wood and butterscotch trailing to spice.

 

IMPORTANT:

 - Annual storage fees (circa 30p per week) and any cask transfer admin fees will become payable by the buyer.

 - Legal ownership of the cask will be transferred to the buyer once payment has been received by Whisky Hammer.  Funds will be held by Whisky Hammer until the buyer is in legal receipt of the cask ownership to protect the buyer's transaction.  

 - Ownership of this cask is auctioned in bond.  The buyer will be responsible for any costs relating to removing the cask from bond in the future (i.e UK excise duty / VAT) as well as any other costs associated with cask movement and bottling. 

 - Non-UK buyers must appoint a duty representative to act on his/her behalf for transfer of ownership of the cask (Whisky Hammer can assist in finding a UK representative if required).  The duty representative will need to be registered with HMRC and will normally charge an annual fee for the service. 

 - Please note if the new owner is a UK revenue trader (business or private individual connected to the trade), they will need to be registered with HMRC and hold a WOWGR certificate. 

Please ensure that you undertake close up viewing/inspection prior to placing any bid.  If you are not satisfied with the photos, or if you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please click "ask a question" to make specific enquiries or to receive a more in-depth condition report.  Lots will be sold as seen and described.  

 

Insurance against breakage or loss during transit is available at checkout at a cost of 3% of the hammer price.

 

Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against leakage in transit.

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Bid History

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Date / Time Bid Amount
24/11/21 07:20 £4,500.00 €5,318.10 $6,004.35
24/11/21 07:20 £4,100.00 €4,845.38 $5,470.63
21/11/21 07:34 £4,000.00 €4,727.20 $5,337.20
21/11/21 07:34 £3,500.00 €4,136.30 $4,670.05
21/11/21 07:34 £3,000.00 €3,545.40 $4,002.90
21/11/21 07:31 £2,500.00 €2,954.50 $3,335.75
21/11/21 07:31 £2,000.00 €2,363.60 $2,668.60
21/11/21 03:21 £1,575.00 €1,861.34 $2,101.52
20/11/21 17:46 £1,550.00 €1,831.79 $2,068.17
20/11/21 08:50 £1,200.00 €1,418.16 $1,601.16
19/11/21 19:41 £1,050.00 €1,240.89 $1,401.02
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