Ben Rinnes is the mountain that dominates this part of Speyside, its name comes from the Gaelic "Beinn roinn" meaning promontry hill
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 23yo (58.8%) and 12yo single cask (59.3%) Manager's Choice have also been released in the last few years.
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 - Elgin:
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
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.