The BenRiach

Peated Quarter Casks

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 168
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Specifications
Brand: The BenRiach, Brown-Forman
Expression: Peated Quarter Casks
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 168
Tasting notes
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: Smoky and salty, with aromas of grilled meaty fish, caramelised peaches and dried seaweed with the sweetness of mandarin flesh as well.
Palate: Again, surprisingly savoury and meaty with an oily mouthfeel. The sooty smoke and coastal saltiness are beautifully integrated, taking the limelight over shy dried fruit and a scattering of roasted nuts.
Finish: Smoky, salty and dry.
Comment: An almost Mediterranean character. Are you sure we’re in Speyside?
8.6
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Earthy, plenty of leaf mulch, malted barley and wafts of peat smoke. Smoked sea salt with layers of chargrilled fruit building up, peaches and pineapple.
Palate: Plenty of smoke builds up, toffee apples and parkin cake on bonfire night. Dark treacle on a metal spoon. Fruits and a little wasabi spice prickle.
Finish: Short yet warming with that wasabi spice putting in an appearance. Peat smoke slowly dissipates.
Comment: Give it a little time to settle and there’s this stunning balance between oak, spirit and peat.
8.4
Visit the distillery
The BenRiach Company Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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