Info: Produced predominantly from spirit produced under BenRiach’s current owners. More info on SWB here.
Colour: Clear, medium to full golden.
Nose: Good powerful aroma, full bodied and malty. Green and red apples, a hint of ripe banana and a handful of nuts. After a while it becomes quite creamy.
Palate: Fairly full bodied, and quite spicy, although sweet with those apple skins, malt and ripe fruit notes coming through.
Finish: A fairly fresh finish that’s medium in length and gently warming with spices and a hint of tannins going through through to the end.
Water: A small drop of water brings out some more fruits and a little cask tar. The palate becomes much less spicy and more easily accessed.
Thoughts: A great quality speyside dram with those punchy BenRiach notes still there even with the slightly cold filtered nature.
Available: Master of Malt – £31.49
Thanks to BenRiach for the sample.