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No: 36
Producer: United
Region: Highlands
District: Speyside  -   Multimap view
OS Sheet 28 ; Map reference NJ 259 398 ; Latitude 57 27° N, Longitude 3 13° W
Founded 1820s ; Operating Status (1999): operating

Ben Rinnes (840m/2759ft) is the dominant peak among the mountains overlooking the heart of Speyside. It gives its name, albeit rendered as one word, to a distillery at 213m/700ft on its northern shoulder. Benrinnes, which was founded in 1826 by one Peter Mackenzie. It was bought by David Edward of Craigellachie in 1864, sold to John Dewar & Sons in 1922, SMD in 1930 and was largely rebuilt in 1955-56. It employs an unusual system of partial triple distillation and takes its water from the Scurran and Rowantree burns. Its water comes from springs "on the summit of the Mountain" and runs over granite. [ms] puts the height of the distillery at 1030ft but [mj] and Benrinnes's own label give the lower height.
© Michael Jackson 1994, cm, ms

Distillery rating: 3*

Aberlour, Banffshire
Tel: 01340-5215

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