Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 43%
*This Benriach 16-year-old will come with a free Benriach branded Spey glass while stocks last*
The splendid Benriach 16-year-old was first introduced in 2005 under then-owner Billy Walker but was discontinued in 2016 after the takeover by Brown Forman. Happily, after a six year hiatus, Benriach 16-year-old reappeared in 2023 in the new chunky bottle and updated cask recipe that are now common to all of the core range.
The relaunched Benriach 16-year-old is bottled at 43% without colouring and is assembled by Benriach's Master Blender Rachel Barrie from a cask recipe including ex-bourbon barrels, sherry butts and virgin oak casks for extra vim and vigour. A tremendous dram and great value.
|Cask Types||Bourbon, Sherry & Virgin Oak|
Colour: Burnished gold.
Nose: Bakes apple and creamy hazelnut malt with overtones of ginger-spiced apricot and wild honey.
Palate: Spiced Stewed apple, stone fruit and mellow nutty oak, with honeyed malt and candied peel.
Unable to comment as I have taken it to holiday home and not yet opened it!