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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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Monday, 25 March 2013

BENRIACH PEATED 1995 DK EXCLUSIVE - DISTILLERY BOTTLING

In my previous review I promised I'd review the peated cask selected for Danish Importer Macy's 15th anniversary.

Now, the last peated Benriach I reviewed on Thursday 21st March was decent, but I wasn't overly impressed with it. Let's see if a single cask allows the spirit to shine more through in this expression - especially since it's a 2nd fill cask

BenRiach 1995/xx.10.2011 16yo 53,5%, 2nd fill ex-Bourbon cask#2481, 224 bottles for DK Importer Macy's 15th anniversary

Colour is straw

Nose:
Sweet, almost floral peat, citrus, green grapes, a little spice and a farmyard note.

Taste:
Salty, fruits, peat, sweet malt, vanilla and citrus, a bit earthy, creamy and very little oak influence.

This one is clearly better than the 17yo Septendecim, IMO... much more vibrant! A combination of less oak influence and higher abv% lets the BenRiach spirit shine.

86/100!

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