It isn’t often that I get to review two 40YO whiskies in the same year! But here we are, this time with a rather unusual Benriach 40YO Octave finish. Distilled in 1976, recasked in 2011 and then bottled in 2017 – this whisky has spent its whole life in ex-bourbon casks in some way, shape, or form. The octave cask it was finished in was constructed from refil and first fill bourbon staves. Producing 137 bottles, ten of them are available as a unique set, along with a 40YO peated BenRiach via Blockbar. Please see the link below for further information on this rather limited release.