BenRiach Whisky – 10 Year Old, Single Peated Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky, Curiositas Peated Malt

BenRiach Whisky – 10 Year Old Single Peated Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky, Curiositas Peated Malt

We are all still round at Nicola’s and about to have our second taste of the evening.

As was the last dram, this is our first dive into a BenRiach Whisky

The BenRiach Distillery,
By Elgin
Morayshire IV30 8SJ

telephone 01343 862888
fax 01343 862999


Owners, Benriach Distillery Co.

The BenRiach Distillery is located in the ‘Heart of Speyside’, between the village of Rothes and the town of Elgin. They Spey Valley, in which the BenRiach Distillery sits, is home to many of Scotland’s great Whiskies.

Again we take the cork out of the bottle and get on with our tasting.benriach-whisky

The tasting

Colour…Gold with a subtle hint of lime.

Jim’s tasting

Nose…A more gentle sooty/smokey/peaty aroma than some of the Islay Malts, a wee bit of citrus fruit peeking out.

Taste…Loads of peaty smoke and sweet fruit, a winner in my eyes.

Finish…Medium finish sweet and rounded, smoke from the campfire.

Score…3 corks

Dougie’s tastingwhisky-boys-jim-and-dougie

Nose…Lovely gentle exotic type smoke with a hint of pear drops and bubblegum.

Taste…Great peat smoke with a salty/sweet fruitiness, one to savour at the end of the day.

Finish…Medium length, sweet smoke, vanilla and liquorice.

Score…3.5 corks

Nicola’s tasting

Nose…Sweet peat, exotic fruits, pineapple and mango.

Taste…Still sweet peat, not too smokey, delicious fruit taste.

Finish…Medium, hanging on to the fruits, lovely.

Score…3.5 corks

Overall score…3.5 corks

That went down a treat, for those who are unsure about the heavy peated/smokey malts especially from Islay, then this is a great introduction, the peat and the sweet fruit in this dram are great and gentle together.

This bottle might not be available at your local supermarket but you will be able to obtain a bottle either from your specialist Whisky shop or indeed online or even better visit the Distillery.

We shall be obtaining a bottle soon to place on our Whisky shelf.

As always tell them the Whisky Boys sent you.

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