BenRiach 10 Year
Benriach // Speyside, Scotland
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.
Single MaltDistilled 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 TypeEx-Bourbon and Ex-Sherry
"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."