The BenRiach

16 Years Old 1993 Claret Wood

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 90
Specifications
Brand: The BenRiach
Expression: 16 Years Old 1993 Claret Wood
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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The BenRiach Company Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Dominic Roskrow
Nose: Creamy with toffee and vanilla, gooseberries and ripe green melon.
Palate: After the pussycat nose this growls a bit, with sharp apple and some fiercemustiness, like someone's stirred up a muddy pool.
Finish: Medium and complex.
Comment: I'm bemused and confused by this. It's like listening to the Red Hot ChiliPeppers. Too much going on to really be enjoyable.
7.4
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Whiff of damp hay and wheat chaff. Lightly charred oak and a little earthy,with some sweet malt.
Palate: Slow to start with a numb, slightly pent-up feel. Woodsmoke is present,fruit-soaked cheesecake base, tobacco, strawberry jam.
Finish: Spices galore.
Comment: Pleasant, but the burnt wood knocks it back.
7.3
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