The BenRiach

16 Years Old 1995 Cask 7164

ABV 58.3%
REVIEWED Issue 101
Specifications
Brand: The BenRiach
Expression: 16 Years Old 1995 Cask 7164
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 58.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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The BenRiach Company Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Long, rounded and sweet, think maple syrup and sultana and black cherry pie filling, mixed with a massive spiciness. All of this revolves around black fruits and an attractive bitterness.
Palate: Thick long and ripe it suddenly explodes on the palate. Layered with a cherry note that brings to mind fruit puddings. Deep and generous.
Finish: Spiced and long.
Comment: A stellar Benriach. A highly recommended dram.
8.5
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sherried. Oaky. Cedar wood. Walnut stain. Sultanas. Overcooked plum jam.Cough syrup. Liquorice.
Palate: Oak prevails. Quite astringent at start then mellowing on dried fruit.
Finish: Sweeter. Damson plum jam. Dark chocolate.
Comment: This whisky is oak dominated. Too much for me as we have lost the distillery character, but the nose is expressive. Beware of water, it kills it.
7.6
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