Thursday, 23 August 2018

Benriach 10 years old

I first tried this at last year’s Whisky Show, and my comment to the long suffering person working the stand was “this is exactly the kind of whisky I like to drink”.  Abbey Whisky were kind enough to include a mini of it in a subsequent order with them so here’s notes in a normal environment.  They don’t stock the big bottle but you can get the mini here.

Benriach 10 years old, 43% A

benriach-10-year-old-whiskyNose - Boiled sweets, hard cask musk and warm citrus. It's a really warm, soft and inviting nose that's backed by great cask, which makes it seem a lot older than 10 but still fruity and fun. Good casks, the new bourbon casks knocking about a decade ago, so it seems?

Body - Warm and musky again, quite dry at the tip of the tongue if almost saccharine sweet at the back. Dried orange slices.

Finish - Medium to short, sugary with a little orange sherbet.

An extremely well put together whisky at under £40.

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