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Benriach The Smoky Ten Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$53.99

Size
750ml, bottle

This 10-year-old Benriach The Smoky Ten Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky offers a unique smoky twist on the classic Speyside profile. It combines sweet and smoky notes with hints of fruit and spice, for a well-rounded and intriguing dram.

Description

Nose

Take a deep sniff and you’ll be greeted by a wave of orchard fruits. Imagine ripe peaches, pears, and maybe even a hint of tropical melon. But lurking beneath that sweetness is a smoky presence – think aromatic wood smoke or smoldering peat embers, not overpowering but definitely noticeable. Some tasters also detect a touch of honey, infused with that smoky character, creating a unique and inviting aroma.

Palate

The initial sip delivers a burst of those sweet orchard fruits again, perhaps with a hint of applewood coming to the forefront. Don’t be fooled though, the smoke soon joins the party, weaving itself in with the sweetness. It’s not a harsh or medicinal smoke, but more of a gentle, lingering campfire smoke or smoked spices like cinnamon and ginger. The influence of the casks comes through too, with hints of vanilla and caramel from the bourbon barrels, and maybe even a whisper of tropical fruit from the Jamaican rum casks.

Finish

The finish is where the balance between smoke and sweetness truly shines. It’s long and lingering, with the smoky embers slowly fading but leaving a pleasant warmth behind. The sweetness of the fruit and a touch of vanilla from the casks linger as well, creating a harmonious and satisfying conclusion to the experience.

 

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

46%

Country

Scotland

Region

Speyside

Brand

BenRiach

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Finish

Finish

Smoke Level: Rich.

Taste

Taste

Applewood, honey maple, spiced pear, lingering smoked oak.

Color

Color

Bright gold.

Aroma

Aroma

Ripe fruit, smoked honey, oak spice.