Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tasting: BenRiach. Matured in Sherry Wood. 12 Years

BenRiach. Matured In Sherry Wood. 12 Years
Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery: BenRiach
Region: Speyside
Age: 12 Year
Proof/ABV: 46%
DK Price: $61/425dkk
Cask: Oloroso & Pedro Ximinez
Release: Ongoing

Points: 87/100

BenRiach Sherry Wood 12 yrs is a natural colour (and what a colour I might add) non chill filtered whisky matures in… Yeah, you already guessed it, didn’t you? That’s right; Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez sherry butts.  

Goes without saying; big black sherry’s upfront, raisins, dark chocolate and old tanned leather. I’m in, I’m defiantly all in.

Thick and creamy. Fruity with black plums, vanilla, cinnamon and black pepper dancing the old jitterbug on your tongue.

Long, dry and fruity, with a spicy hot blanket to wrap around you, towards the end.

Very sipperable (Is that even a word? Do I even care? and who are doing this voice-over?) with just the right amount of spices to make it interesting.

Photo & Review By: Hasse Berg