Lots by Benriach at Sotheby's
208LotBENRIACH GORDON & MACPHAIL PRIVATE COLLECTION 44 YEAR OLD 56.1 ABV 1966Benriachbenriach gordon & macphail private collection 44 year old 56.1 abv 196624 October 2019 | Sale Price 1,694 GBPEstimate 750 – 1,000 GBP24 October 2019 | Sale Price 1,694 GBPThe Ultimate Whisky Collection24 October 2019 | 10:00 AM BST | London
207LotTHE BENRIACH ORIGINAL BOTTLING 33 YEAR OLD 49.0 ABV 1972Benriachthe benriach original bottling 33 year old 49.0 abv 197224 October 2019 | Sale Price 702 GBPEstimate 400 – 580 GBP24 October 2019 | Sale Price 702 GBPThe Ultimate Whisky Collection24 October 2019 | 10:00 AM BST | London
Now part of the Brown-Forman portfolio and under the watchful eye of Master Distiller Rachel Barry, BenRiach is as well known for its maltings as its distillation. This distillery broke Speyside tradition somewhat when it began running peated malt through its stills after 1978. Having mothballed its maltings in 1998, the distillery shut down temporarily in the early 2000s before being taken on by Billy Walker. The Billy Walker years saw BenRiach take on a new lease of life, acquiring Glendronach and Glenglassaugh distilleries into its books and reopening its maltings in 2013.