The BenRiach

Sherry Wood

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 159
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Brand: The BenRiach
Expression: Sherry Wood
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 159
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Apple and bramble crumble with lashings of maple syrup and sweet toasted breadcrumbs. Caramel and Oxford marmalade. A gentle smoky note.
Palate: Fig leaf liqueur, then it all goes jammy. Blackberries, raspberries and stewed rhubarb. The spices build up slowly, plenty of vanilla pods. That little smoke edge.
Finish: Bang that’s where the spices are, cinnamon and powdered ginger.
Comment: Great stuff, very autumnal on the nose, but the building spices are quite something indeed.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Rich notes of toffee treacle, polished mahogany wood and pickled strawberries. Stewed rhubarb, caramelised bananas and lemon sherbet.
Palate: Bursting with notes of stewed rhubarb, hot cinnamon custard and cherry fruit leather. Dried mango pieces, coconut flakes and resin follow with a double cream finish.
Finish: Textures of leather and creaminess with stewed sour fruits drying the palate.
Comment: A paper bag full to the brim with sweets; rhubarb and custards, flying saucers and liquorice.
Visit the distillery
The BenRiach Company Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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