Skip to content

Cart

Your cart is empty

Firkin Ten: Benrinnes 2008 Whisky in Custom Madeira Cask


Sale price$89.00
In stock

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, Bartender Spirits Awards; Silver Medal, USA Spirits Ratings.

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 review

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 and 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.

Firkin Ten Benrinnes Whisky in Madeira Cask Bottle and Box
Firkin Ten: Benrinnes 2008 Whisky in Custom Madeira Cask Sale price$89.00
Minley Manor Whisky Tasting
Mike Collings Scotch industry veteran and the founder of the Firkin Whisky Co

Meet the Founder

Mike Collings

Mike Collings could have retired with an incredible track record in whisky. He had created Johnnie Walker Blue & Green Labels, The Classic Malts, Rare Malts, Distillers Edition, Flora & Fauna series, Cardhu and Royal Lochnagar. That’s pretty good as far as CVs go.

He’s been working in whisky for 40 years. You couldn’t blame him for packing it in and putting his feet up. That would have been the sensible thing to do. But Mike is many things. Sensible isn’t one of them. Mike stirs the pot. He thinks about things differently and always asks: ‘what if …’

So, he found himself enjoying a few drams in a Tokyo bar thinking: what if I created a whisky that was unique on the single cask single malt market.

So he did. And it's Firkin awesome whisky.