The BenRiach

Solstice 17 Years Old Batch 2

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 105
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Brand: The BenRiach
Expression: Solstice 17 Years Old Batch 2
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: The colour of an Australian rose wine and the aroma of cranberry, jam skimmings, raspberry and a little whiff of damp grass.
Palate: As the nose suggests, very fruity but also with a little hint of charred smoke. Much more complex - blueberries, marzipan/cherry stone. Punchy.
Finish: Long and fruity.
Comment: A balance struck between spirit and oak(s). It shouldn't work, but it does.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: From the pink colour, a port finish. Light and fruity but rather restrained. Earthy peat.
Palate: Smoky and sweet. Hint of light fruit. Redcurrant. A cheesy note.
Finish: Warm, slightly burning, dry.
Comment: That cheesy note on the palate is disturbing. And the finish is harsh. Water smoothes it but tones the flavours down as well.
Visit the distillery
The BenRiach Company Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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