Chieftain's

Benrinnes

10 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 77
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Specifications
Brand: Benrinnes, Chieftain's
Expression: 10 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 10 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Ian Macleod
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Bags of fresh cut oak at the front. Just a hint of apricot and dried fruit. Slightly malty with a suggestion of matchbox.
Palate: The oak drops back to reveal a caramel and creamy note.
Finish: Spiced and delightful.
Comment: A decent dram indeed but the sauternes influence seems to be definitely on the back seat.
8.3
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Oaky. Fresh oak, sawdust. Medlars. Dry apple skin. Hint of shoe polish. Touch of apricot. Digestive biscuit. A faint sulphur note.
Palate: Smooth and round. Oak is better integrated than on the nose. Butterscotch. A slight salty note. Touch of marshmallow.
Finish: Sweet and slightly spicy.
Comment: Difficult to sense the sauternes cask influence. Maybe some added sweetness but the aromas are not precise. A pleasant dram though.
7.6
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Benrinnes Distillery, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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