Caskstrength & Carry On

The BenRiach

1996, 16 Years Old

ABV 55.2%
REVIEWED Issue 108
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Brand: The BenRiach, Caskstrength & Carry On
Expression: 1996, 16 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 55.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Caskstrength & Carry On
Issue 108
Tasting notes
Taster   Sophie Donovan
Nose: Raisins and chocolate, warming woody notes, vanilla, honeycomb, almost Bourbon-like, there's candied orange peel too.
Palate: Smooth and rich, plenty of dried fruits, more raisins, marmalade, dark toffeeand chocolate with lots of Christmas cake spices.
Finish: Long with subtle lingering spices. Very warming.
Comment: Sherry and Bourbon goodness, quite unusual for Benriach. Perfect for theseautumnal evenings.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Beeswax, honeycomb, a heady floral note, heather in bloom, then a herbaledge creeps in, waxed paper, sweet wrappers, new Barbour jackets.
Palate: Soft black fruits, meringue nests, honey, but also a savoury note: goats cheese, malt bread and oak shavings.
Finish: Sweet then some bitter oak, not a bad thing though.
Comment: A well balanced integrated dram.
Visit the distillery
The BenRiach Company Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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