||Oloroso and PX Sherry; 12 Years|
||100% Malted Barley|
|Distiller||Benriach (Moray, Scotland)|
Here, a heavily sherried single malt. I quite like Benriach, a speysider with a nice line of peated whisky (see my review for Curiositas here).
Bottling Code: 2012/06/18 10:46 LF30548
Bottling Date: 2012
This definitely has a “sherry matured” as opposed to “sherry finished” (or “flavoured”?) – there is a certain richness that the sherry finishes don’t capture. Brilliant dried fruit, dates, cinnamon, clove, , red pepper jelly, and a light sherry roughness. There is some nice sweetness and jamminess on the nose too, I assume from the PX. The palate is rich, lightly sweet, and dry – with a spicy, oaky finish. Slight tingly spice on the finish. A really nice finish - full, rich, and lightly dry – with raisins, more spice, tannic oak, and apple seeds.
A nice, sherry forward single malt.
Value: Average. It’s not pricy for a single malt, and it is nice in the category. But nothing special on the value scale.