BenRiach 15 Year Sauternes Finish
BenRiach // Speyside, Scotland
The distillery has been showcasing various new bottling and finishes, with the Sauternes finish being part of their “Wood Finish Series”, matured in traditional American Oak ex-bourbon barrels, the whisky is finish in Sauternes Casks. With a limited production run of roughly 4000 bottles the BenRiach Sauternes finish has since been discontinued but still is available in several European countries.
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 cask, ex-sauternes cask
"The whisky opens with an artificial sweetness of raspberry drop lollies, red jelly, sweet vanilla and homemade Turkish delight. This is balanced by the natural sweetness of stone fruit, lightly toasted in the oven. The palate continues on this note of oven-roasted fruit. The finish is lengthy with toasted sugar and red fruits. Though not super complex, this would make an excellent dessert whisky especially served with a cheese course."