The BenRiach

16 Years Old 1995 Cask 7164

ABV 58.3%
REVIEWED Issue 101
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Brand: The BenRiach
Expression: 16 Years Old 1995 Cask 7164
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
Year of bottling: 2011
ABV: 58.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
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.
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.
Visit the distillery
The BenRiach Company Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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