BenRiach 10 Year

Single Malt

Benriach // Speyside, Scotland

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 216 )

BenRiach 10 Year is the first expression in the brand's core range that has been distilled under the new ownership that acquired the distillery in 2004. Both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks were utilized in the 10 year maturation of this single malt from Speyside. It's bottled at 43% ABV.

  • age
    10 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    Ex-Bourbon and Ex-Sherry

Tasting Notes

"Opens on a soft chalky note followed by subtle whiffs of malted barley, before it takes a turn into an orchard. Finally also a trace of marshmallow. The palate is quite creamy, but there's also some bitter wood, then moving on towards vanilla, lemon zest and a touch of sultanas. Lingering fruity notes and soft vanilla give this a nice semblance of complexity. Rather good overall."

Score 84

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