BenRiach is another one of those distilleries that loves to experiment. Their core spirit is quite dense, often veering into tropical fruit notes, and takes well to many styles of cask. Rum, port, sherry, sauternes, moscatel… the list goes on.
This particular cask used to contain Château Lafite Rothschild red wine. Widely regarded as some of the best red wine that France has to offer, it feels like something of a privilege for a Scottish whisky to grow up in its embrace. Despite only 6 years in the cask, the Benriach has taken on a lot of colour and intense, dark fruity flavour, which layers well with the more tropical fruits notes.
Auction estimate: £7,500 – £9,500
For people who like: Wine gums or blackberry/raspberry spogs.