Gordon & Macphail Connoisseurs Choice Benriach 19 Distilled 1969
Benriach was founded in 1897 by John Duff, builder of Glenlossie and Longmorn distilleries, and operated for just two years before it was hit by the economic downturn that shook the whisky industry at the end of the 1890s. While Benriach's maltings continued to supply Longmorn, the distillery remained silent for 65 years until new owners The Glenlivet Distillers resumed production. The first 10 Year Old was released in the 1990s by then owners Seagram. The distillery maintains a 'peated season' every year where peated malt is distilled, something that started in the 1980s to supply blenders and proved popular. Benriach was acquired by US drinks firm Brown-Forman in 2016.
This particular bottle was recovered from Bern's Steak House's Cellar, kept in storage since its original purchase by Bern Laxer back in the late 80s. This one-of-a-kind bottle is presented without any damage or evaporation, contained in its original box.