Scotch By Nino Marchetti / October 3, 2018 The Scotch whisky distilleries of BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh were acquired a couple of years ago now by American whiskey company Brown-Forman. One of the perceived benefits of this acquisition was access to greater resources for talent and monies to accomplish certain goals, such as putting more whisky to market. We’ve seen this happen already through the return of the popular GlenDronach 15 Year Old Revival, and now BenRiach gets its turn via the reintroduction of its 12 year old sherry wood bottling to its core range. The BenRiach Sherry Wood Aged 12 Years, according to those behind it, is a sherry bomb of a whisky in that it was made using three styles of sherry cask maturation: full sherry cask maturation, combined with Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry cask finishing. The result is a desert friendly Scotch which was one of five BenRiach expressions to win gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018. BenRiach Sherry Wood Aged 12 Years (image via BenRiach) “BenRiach Sherry Wood Aged 12 Years uses three-way sherry wood maturation, a creative approach where each facet is combined in harmony to deliver a rich and balanced taste,” said BenRiach Master Blender Rachel Barrie in a prepared statement. “The result – a multi-layered Single Malt Scotch Whisky with notes of fruit cocktail, lilting spices, honeyed caramel and chocolate sweetness – an enrichment of BenRiach’s signature sweet, fruit-laden style. “This luscious Single Malt Scotch Whisky takes pride-of-place in the award-winning range made by our unconventional Speyside distillery.” Plans call for this 12 year old, bottled at 46% ABV and both of natural color and non-chill filtered, to be available globally from the end of September. No immediate price was given.