Benrinnes is not open to the public.
Benrinnes was built on the current site after the original distillery was washed away in the great flood of 1829. It was again rebuilt in the 1950s.
Benrinnes operated a partial triple distillation process from 1955 until 2007.
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Nearest National Rail stations are Elgin (ELG) (17 miles) or Keith (KEH) (17). Live train times: ELG, KEH.
Benrinnes distillery is in the slopes of the mountain from which it takes its name. From the A95 close heading towards Aberlour follow sign to Benrinnes turning right at the Aberlour Veterinary Centre. From Aberlour first left after Aberlour Distillery, sharply back on yourself (no direction sign on the road), follow the road past Glenallachie Distillery, right to Edinville, across the Aberlour Burn and follow the road uphill until there's a sign for Aberlour, after which the next left leads to Benrinnes Distillery.
Benrinnes' bottle in the Flora and Fauna range is a 15yo (43%). A 21yo (56.9%) was included in the 2014 Diageo Special Releases.
Independent bottlings are quite common. AD Ratray bottle a 10yo (43%) and 18yo (46%) Benrinnes under the name Stronachie (a long lost distillery from Perthshire).
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Nearest Bike shops - Dufftown (8 miles)
Charlie Millett Dufftown 01340 820991
Not a shop - has a page on the Dufftown.net website - provides repairs and spares - assisted Whisky Cyclist in 2014 when stranded in Craigellachie with damaged tyre and in 2017 when new pedals required.
Elgin: (17 miles)
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street 01343 549656
In 2008 - excellent service. Hobbled into Elgin, late in the afternoon, with several broken spokes acquired en route from Fraserburgh (no other bike shops on the way). I was amazed at the owner's offer to mend it later that evening after going home for his tea first! So I was back mobile much sooner than expected.
They were also able to hire me a bike in November 2012 (despite not usually hiring bikes out of season) after my bike was stolen.
Halfords Lossie Wynd N 01343 552030
Forres (24 miles)
Stuarts Cycles & Sports Goods 32 High Street 01309 672432
The Bike Bothy 105 High Street 01309 671745
Bikespokes Forres 07801 365710
Van based mobile servicing & repairs - normally 25 miles radius from Forres, but will travel further for an extra charge
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Benrinnes Distillery are available on Flickr.