Craigellachie Hotel of Speyside

The BenRiach

1976 (bottled for Craigellachie Hotel)

ABV 57.6%
REVIEWED Issue 54
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Specifications
Brand: The BenRiach
Expression: 1976 (bottled for Craigellachie Hotel)
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2005
ABV: 57.6%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: The BenRiach
Tasting notes
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Peach and strawberry yoghurts, Refresher sweets, carrots and pears. With time and water a slightly silagey element appears, but recovers to show admirable balance of fruit, earth and wood.
Palate: Buttery, fruity and a slurpy suck of toffee.
Finish: A light burnt-woodiness indicating some age and a slight minerally, coal-tar edge.
Comment: Very enjoyable and marked up for balance and poised integration.
8.5
Taster   Owen Barstow
Nose: Light and sweet. Coconut ice. Some marshmallow and vanilla. Creamy.
Palate: Oily, fiery, sugary. Some vegetal bitterness. Creamier and more rounded with water.
Finish: Warming. Late, sweet and bitter, liquorice notes. Remember 'Imps'
Comment: Rich and viscous and packed with flavour. Develops some elegance with water.
7.3
Visit the distillery
The BenRiach Company Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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