Join Dr. Rachel Barrie, a member of Whisky Magazine's Hall of Fame, as she brings Benriach The Original Ten to life.

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Dr. Rachel Barrie, one of the most renowned Master Blenders in the industry, will take you through an in-depth tasting of BenRiach The Original Ten, a classic Speyside whiskey. The session will also include a mini cocktail masterclass from BenRiach’s UK ambassador to showcase a refreshing long summer serve.

BenRiach The Original Ten is BenRiach Distillery’s flagship spirit. It best encapsulates the signature smooth, fruit forward and multi-layered character of BenRiach, and is inspired by the flavoursome character and body of the first ever single malt from BenRiach in 1994. To craft BenRiach The Original Ten, BenRiach spirit is matured for at least ten years in bourbon barrels, sherry casks and virgin oak casks. The whiskey from each cask is then expertly married together to create layers of luscious orchard fruit, sumptuous honeyed malt and toasted oak, all interwoven with a subtle trace of smoke. The perfect introduction to BenRiach’s signature style and richly layered Speyside Single Malt.

The Original Ten continues the great tradition of BenRiach 10-year-old Speyside Single Malt. The classic 10-year expression is one of the most consistently awarded expressions in their range, winning gold in three of the last four annual San Francisco World Spirits Competitions.

About your instructor:

Originally trained as a chemist, Dr. Rachel Barrie has now been in the whisky industry for over 28 years. Starting her career as a researcher under the eye of legendary whisky figure Dr. Jim Swan, she then worked at Glenmorangie, Ardbeg and Bowmore before moving to Brown-Forman in 2017 to work as a master blender, charged with handling whisky creation across

What you'll need:

  • Cubed ice
  • Highball
  • Tarragon
  • Grapefruit peel

Benriach Long and Citrusst


  • Benriach The Original Ten
  • Coconut water
  • Lemon sugar syrup ( cover the peels of 3 lemons with 200g caster sugar, leave for 12 hours then strain. Add water to lengthen if needed )
  • Grapefruit soda

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