A very limited Benriach that was only available in South Africa, originally launched at the Whisky Live Festival 2007. The Cape of Storms limited releases followed the days when whisky was transported as ballast, in ships that travelled to the Cape from the UK and back. This unique shipping experience greatly affected the flavour, the sea, the constant motion and movement of the liquid.
Two bottlings were released, a younger 12 year old and this 16 year old. The actual spirit used in the bottling of this 16 year old is widely regarded to be nearer 19 years old, however the later part of the maturation period was in South Africa and can not be placed legally onto the label.
Only 195 bottles of the 16 year old were released.