About this blog:

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! :-)
The views expressed here are entirely my own, unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

BENRIACH FRESH PX 1996 DK EXCLUSIVE - DISTILLERY BOTTLING

While at it, I'll have a go at 2 more Denmark Exclusives... These 2 (this and the next review) were both bottled in 2012 as opposed to the previous 2 from 2011.

Here's one for the sherry-heads out there... :-)

BenRiach 1996/2012 16yo, 53,1%, Single fresh PX cask#5610, 283 bottles for DK Importer MACY

Colour is mahogany

Nose:
Heavy, dark fruits, some honey, tiny amounts of sulphur that disappears after a short while, hot mulled wine, spirit filled chocolates and malt

Taste:
Dark fruits, creamy mouthfeel,  nutty, oily, licorice, mouth filling coffee notes, a good malt backbone still, lots of bitter dark chocolates, a bit drying on the finish.

A great classic style sherried dram!

89/100!

No comments:

Post a Comment