Specifications
Brand: The BenRiach
Expression: Peated Quarter Casks
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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The BenRiach Company Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Earthy, shades of leaf mulch, burning Latakia tobacco. Brown sugar, bourbon biscuits, bolts of tweed fabric and black, overripe banana.
Palate: Those earthy notes come through, with gentle wood smoke, grass laden bonfires. There’s a little citrus fruit and then dark chocolate and toasted coconut.
Finish: Warming with quite a nice spice kick, dries with a tannin edge.
Comment: An interesting Speysider, one to try with something like smoked venison or cheese post dinner.
8.6
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Gorgeous orchard fruits, baked apples and pears, with golden syrup. Lovely vanilla, dried apricots. Fresh peaches in cream. The freshness fades to become grassy and honeyed.
Palate: Raw and aggressive with a husky, hoppiness. It’s vegetative, grassy and herbal with light fruits coming to the fore: apples, apricots, yet still quite bitter.
Finish: Just a slight astringent note, sharp acidity, grapefruits, and pepper. Unbalanced.
Comment: Not really doing anything for me.
6.9
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