BenRiach

Batch 16 Cask 7881 Rioja

ABV 53.1%
REVIEWED Issue 162
Specifications
Brand:
Expression: Batch 16 Cask 7881 Rioja
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 25 years old
ABV: 53.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Candyfloss topped blueberry yoghurt with walnut and mango granola. Acrylic paints. Leather. Hints of Bombay mix and dark chocolate covered coffee beans.
Palate: Nutty straight away with hot spice, dried mango crisps and a caramel latte. Chalky red apple skin, steamed jasmine rice and chilli jam rounding it all up.
Finish: Full bodied with bursts of spice that quickly dries out the entire palate.
Comment: Wowzah! This is a chewy workout full of aromatic spices, sweetness and lots of fruity goodness.
9.2
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Distant heath fires, burning gorse and bracken. Damp, earthy peat moss. Tangerine oranges, Christmas pudding spices. A waxed jacket edge and some orange wrappers.
Palate: Sweet, then the bitterness of orange pith and a zip of citrus. Key Lime pie. Cola cubes. Toffee apples and a slug of Tabasco spice and oak vanilla.
Finish: Spiced tomato juice, cracked black pepper and then the oak spices grip.
Comment: Could be an interesting base for a whisky-led Bloody Mary. Great stuff and well balanced.
8.8
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