BenRiach 12 Year
BenRiach // Speyside, Scotland
Before 1994, whisky from BenRiach was used in blending (when the distillery wasn't mothballed by their various owners). The 12 year is from BenRiach's Classic Speyside Style of whiskies. Aged in ex-Bourbon barrels, the 12 year is not chill-filtered and does not use caramel coloring to enhance its appearance.
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.
"The aroma and taste is previewed for us in the amber honey color of the whisky. There is a fair amount of orange zest as well as a nutty quality on both the nose and palate. The whisky is soft and round before it finishes with a bite of chocolate."