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Benrinnes 2000 SMWS 17 Year Old 36.139

Lot: 249703
Benrinnes 2000 SMWS 17 Year Old 36.139
Benrinnes 2000 SMWS 17 Year Old 36.139
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Winning Bid: £81

Benrinnes 2000 SMWS 17 Year Old 36.139

Distillery:
Benrinnes
Age:
17 Years Old
Vintage:
2000
Region:
Speyside
Bottler:
SMWS
Cask Type:
2nd fill ex-bourbon barrel
Bottle Strength:
57.3%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational

Benrinnes 2000 SMWS 17 Year Old 36.139

'Caramel, coconut and cinnamon popcorn'

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) was founded in 1983 by a group of friends lead by tax accountant Phillip ‘Pip’ Hills as a private members club. The concept behind the society was to source casks from all over Scotland which would then be bottled and made available exclusively to its members. Perhaps the most famous feature of these bottles are the unique codes. Each distillery is represented by a different number and the following digits indicate that particular release. That same year, the SMWS set up its first location in Leith’s Vault buildings in Edinburgh where it still stands today.

Until 2007, Benrinnes had a unique triple distillation process that resulted in a single malt highly prized by blenders for its distinct "meaty" quality. So much so in fact, that none was spared for an official distillery bottling until United Distillers introduced the 15 year old Flora & Fauna release. Thankfully, the distillery has always featured in the catalogues of independent bottlers, giving ample opportunity to experience this sought after single malt.

This whisky was distilled on 31st May 2000 and laid to rest in a 2nd fill ex-Bourbon hogshead for 17 years.

One of 282 bottles.

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