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Benriach The Smoky Twelve Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$66.99

Size
750ml, bottle

This Benriach The Smoky Twelve Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a unique combination of smoky and fruity flavors. Aged for at least 12 years in three cask types – bourbon, sherry, and Marsala wine – it offers a smooth and creamy taste with hints of ripened fruit, balanced by peaty smoke and warming spices.

Description

Aroma

The initial nosing reveals a fascinating interplay between sweet and smoky elements. Earthy peat smoke mingles with hints of toasted marshmallow, toasted almonds, and a refreshing citrus zest. This teases out the complexities to come.

Palate

The first sip delivers a wave of creamy sweetness – think honeycomb and apricot – alongside toasted bread, hints of cocoa, and caramelized sugar. As it develops, the smokiness unfolds, but it’s not overpowering. Imagine candied orange mingling with a subtle malt sweetness, all balanced by gentle oak tannins that leave a dry and slightly spicy finish.

Maturation

The twelve-year aging process in a unique combination of casks is the heart of this whisky’s character. Ex-bourbon barrels contribute vanilla and caramel notes, rounding out the smokiness. Sherry casks add depth with hints of dried fruits and a touch of nuttiness. The unexpected element is the Marsala wine casks, which weave in festive spice notes, creating a truly intriguing layer.

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

A rich level of smoke.

Taste

Taste

Dark chocolate, fruit peel, brown sugar and smoked oak, lingering into a cocoa and orange smoked finish.

Color

Color

Burnished gold

Aroma

Aroma

Smoked vanilla, charred orange and toasted almond.