The BenRiach

Cask Strength Batch 1

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Brand: The BenRiach
Expression: Cask Strength Batch 1
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 57.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Butter cream and ginger with hints of brandy snaps and some vanilla. There are hints of oak spice which are much greater with a dash of water.
Palate: Oak spices provide a bed for vanilla, raspberry and white chocolate. There are hints of fresh lily, cut grass and chamois leather, which add spices to the mix.
Finish: Cherry jam, some more white chocolate and freeze dried strawberries. Fruity and smooth.
Comment: A curious dram; better with water but it loses some of its pre-diluted appeal.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Tight and herbal with malt, barley, straw and dunnage. Mature with toasty, fragrant oak, lime, greengage, gooseberry and rye-like herbs. Water brings out the oak and citrus.
Palate: Softer and more open with apricots in light syrup, malt, straw and rye-like herbs. Well integrated and keeps the oak in check. Water flattens as it emphasises the oils.
Finish: Neat, it’s a little masked, but herbal with sweet American oak.
Comment: Neat the alcohol is well contained until the finish. Great nose.
Visit the distillery
The BenRiach Company Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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