BenRiach 15 Year Dark Rum Finish
BenRiach // Speyside, Scotland
Despite its light yellow color, this single malt whiskey (part of BenRiach’s “Wood Finish Series”) spends 15 years in a barrel -- most of it in ex bourbon barrels before being finished in barrels that once contained a dark rum from Jamaica.
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, Ex-Dark Rum
"The aroma is like walking into a bakery. Lots of toasted marshmallow, vanilla, cake, toffee, and cinnamon. In the mouth, the rum isn't initially noticeable, though there is plenty of Speyside sweetness, albeit on the light side. Think apricots, butterscotch, pineapple, coconut, and wood. Tropical notes get more pronounced toward the finish, with molasses, and raisins. "