Firkin Ten: Benrinnes 2008 Whisky in Custom Madeira Cask


Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: The Firkin Whisky Company

Whisky Maker: Mike Collings

Distillery: Benrinnes

Age: 2008 Vintage 

Region: Speyside, Scotland

Spirit: Single cask, single malt scotch 

Cask Type: Double wood, ex-madeira

Alcohol by Volume: 48.9%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 305 Bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Awards: Gold Medal with 94 points from Bartender Spirits Awards

Firkin Ten Tasting Notes

Official tasting notes

There’s a time when you need a dram. Whether you have had a hell of a day, you want time for reflection or simply to get over the jet lag.

When you’ve had that kind of day, this is the firkin whisky you need. Firkin Ten is bright and lively with a pantry full of kitchen spice.

This whisky will enliven and intrigue you, and it hangs around to remind you that life is so Firkin good.

Ed's tasting notes

Colour: Natural colour. Light amber, coating my copita.

Nose: Part caramelised red orchard apples. Vanilla custard pastries, served with a latte. Cinnamon and nutmeg. An underlying cereal note.

Palate: Medium mouthfeel. More of those orchard apples, together with peaches. Pain au raisin next to thick cut lemon and orange marmalade on the breakfast table. Creamy milk chocolate. Plenty of spice, but in a bright, warming manner - rather than hot.

Finish: Medium to long finish. Spiced orange marmalade leaves you ready for another sip.

Read Ed's full review here.

About Firkin Ten Benrinnes 2008 Whisky

Firkin Whisky Company want to take you on a journey with Firkin Ten. They’ve married whisky from the Benrinnes distillery in Aberlour, Speyside with the tangy and spicy richness of Portuguese Madeira wine. Sounds crazy, but in their double wood hand-built casks; it’s just crazy enough to work.

Firkin's custom single cask use a combination of American first-fill Bourbon staves & new French Limousin oak staves with a custom char. This Double Oak cask, in combination with the spicy richness of Madeira, creates a unique flavour profile. What emerges is rich, lively and a tad spicy.

Read more about Firkin Ten in our blog hereand more about Firkin Whisky's approach here.

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