Benriach Distillery Company Find 13 Lucky For Some
BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh single malts have won a total of thirteen medals in the 2015 “Malt Maniacs" Awards.
The Edinburgh-headquartered company headed by industry veteran Billy Walker took six silver and seven bronze medals in this year’s competition.
The complete list is:
89 points GlenDronach 21YO 1993 cask # 477 for Kenny Hsu’s Collection
87 points Glenglassaugh 41YO 1972 cask # 2114 Batch 1
87 points GlenDronach 21YO 1993 cask # 479 for Aroma Taiwan
86 points GlenDronach 11YO 2003 cask # 4006 for Aroma Taiwan
86 points GlenDronach 25YO 1990 cask # 1375 Batch 12
85 points BenRiach 18YO 1996 cask # 4521 exclusively bottled for Taiwan
84 points BenRiach 35YO
84 points BenRiach 20YO 1994 cask # 808 exclusively bottled for Taiwan
83 points GlenDronach 21YO Parliament
83 points BenRiach 17YO Septendecim
83 points BenRiach 12YO Sherry Wood Matured
82 points BenRiach 1998 cask # 7758 for The Whisky Exchange
82 points Glenglassaugh 30YO
The Malt Maniacs are a worldwide group of whisky lovers made up of amateur connoisseurs and professional whisky writers, with the judging panel drawn from the group’s amateur ranks.
The Maniacs have been conducting their annual competition since 2003 and it has evolved into one of the most important and independent whisky competitions in the whisky calendar.
Sales Director Alistair Walker said: “2015 has been a stellar year for the company. As well as winning these coveted "Malt Maniacs" medals, we took a further ten medals at the IWSC awards, we announced record profits and a major £25m investment and we became the "Global Whisky Distiller of the Year" at the “Icons of Whisky” awards, so the year is ending on a real high for the company.
“The Malt Maniacs awards are very important to us because they are given by dedicated whisky lovers who are passionate about whisky.
“I am especially pleased that our single cask releases received the highest marks this year as these casks represent the most exclusive whiskies from our warehouses and we are delighted they have been recognised as such by the Malt Maniacs judges.”
Tamdhu Batch Strength Named Speyside Malt of the Year
Benriach 1998 Cask # 7633 Pedro Ximenez Finish
Benriach 17 Year Old PX Finish
Benriach 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Benriach 21 Year Old Tawny Port Finish