BenRiach, Cask Strength – Batch 2

Just arrived at Whisky Boys HQ is the new BenRiach single malt.

At the helm of Benriach is the Master Blender, Rachel Barrie. Rachel has been in the industry for 26 years and is also the Master Blender for GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh distilleries. These three distilleries were acquired by Brown-Forman Corporation in 2016.

Let’s have a wee taste.

BenRiach Cask Strength, Batch 2 – Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Triple Cask Matured, 60.6% Alc/vol

Colour…polished pine

Nose…A hint of fresh root ginger, cottage kitchen with apples stewing on the hob, big oak kitchen table laden with citrus fruits and a selection of apples, a very old fashioned nose, quite delightful

Taste…The first is the nip of the ginger now with a touch chilli. then moves on to lovely oak shavings, vanilla custard and apricot jam, a touch of marzipan icing, with a teardrop of water it becomes sweeter, fruitier and juicier.

Finish…Delightfully long, the oak, root ginger and the hint of chilli chocolate lingers well.

A lovely dram and priced at less than £58.00 this is got to be a bargain, this one can become a regular in the Whisky Boys cabinet.

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