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Benriach launches new Solstice 17 year-old



The Solstice malt was matured in former bourbon casks

A TOP distillery has launched a new whisky to mark the winter solstice.

The 17 year-old single malt was unveiled by Benriach today.

It’s theElgindistillery’s second Solstice expression, following the heavily-peated Solstice 15 year-old launched this time last year, which Jim Murray in his Whisky Bible describes as “spellbinding”.

Just like the original Solstice release, this BenRiach has been distilled from heavily peated malted barley, then matured in ex-bourbon casks before finally being finished in tawny port casks.

The winter Solstice is the point at which the Earth is tilted at its furthest from the sun and it’s the day of the year with the fewest daylight hours.

Sales Director Alistair Walker said: “Our new malt is a superb marriage of peat and fruit, a worthy successor to our 15 year-old and just as spellbinding.

“With the wind howling and the rain battering against the window, it’s a wonderfully warming late-night dram. The original Solstice was one of our most popular releases over the last couple of years, so hopefully the second edition will be as well received.”

The bottling strength for the Solstice 17 year-old is 50%. It’s presented in a rigid gift box and a limited quantity is available worldwide.

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