Benriach The Smoky Ten | 10 Year Old | Three Cask Matured

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Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%

Benriach distillery has a long and successful history of making smoky Speyside whisky, as anyone who has tasted the extraordinary peaters from the mid-to-late 1970s can attest.

Nowadays in the careful hands and supremely talented nose of Master Blender Rachel Barrie, the renaissance of Benriach instigated by Billy Walker in 2004 continues apace. Given the prevailing trends, peated whisky was always going to continue to be a big part of that revival, and the relaunched Benriach Smoky Ten 10-year-old is the standard-bearer in that regard.

In common with its sister bottling The Original Ten, Benriach Smoky Ten has been matured in three types of wood, with rum casks replacing their sherry counterparts for the Smoky edition. A further difference is that the Smoky Ten has been bottled at a higher strength - 46% - to emphasise the contrasting but intermingled smoke and  fruit in the spirit and the balancing sweetness from the casks.

Attributes
Distillery

Benriach

Bottler

Distillery

Series

The Smoky Ten

Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 10
Cask Types Bourbon, Rum & Virgin Oak
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46%
Pre-Owned No
Tasting notes

Colour: Bright gold.

Nose: Ripe orchard fruit syrup, smoked honey glaze and oak spice.

Taste: Smoked applewood, honey maple and spiced pear finishing with lingering fruit and smoked oak.

RACHEL BARRIE MASTER BLENDER
"Three cask maturation in bourbon, Jamaican rum and toasted virgin oak casks bring out intense smoked applewood flavour with honeyed sugar maple, all woven together with rich layers of smoke."