BenRiach 20 Year
BenRiach // Speyside, Scotland
This isn't a peated whisky nor is it finished in a fancy wine cask to add a bit of flair. You might say that this Speyside style is a bit stripped down, naked for all to see. Well, if you've got the goods, why not show off? The 20 year old BenRiach is aged only in used American barrels and is bottled at an invigorating 46% 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.
"There is a noticeable char smoke, but more so from a smoked charcuterie, a sweet smoke. The whisky starts off creamy and vanilla sweet on the palate and then becomes slightly bitter with nut shells, cinnamon, and bitter chocolate. "