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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Sunday, 31 March 2013


This is the final BenRiach review for now... This bottling is one of the batch released of single casks the distillery does from time to time - and as they also do with Glendronach.

This is a 1975 and about as old as casks get these days in the BenRiach warehouses... and many of these 70's bottlings are stuff of legends - absolutely crackers!

Let's try this one and see if it can live up to the expectations... and how it handles the port finish!

BenRiach 1975 (xx.07.2009) 33yo, 52,2%, peated, Tawny Port finish, cask#4450, Batch 6, 648 bottles, Distillery bottling

Colour is light amber with an orange hue

Orangeries, spicy oak, red grapes, freshly squeezed garden fruits, almost no peat - only vague hints left.

Extremely fruity, vinous too, again just very small amounts of peat, honey, soft tropical fruits, loads of pineapple, dominant peach and some apricot and with a hint of blackcurrant and anise on the finish.

This is one of those finishes that has worked beyond belief - what a cracker!
I just wanted to keep sipping this one... :-)


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