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,
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.
Colour…Gold with a subtle hint of lime.
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.
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.
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.
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.