BenRiach Horizons 12 Year
BenRiach // Speyside, Scotland
Triple distilled single malts are rarely found in Scotland (Auchentoshan and Hazelburn are other exceptions to the rule), but BenRiach certainly is no stranger to innovation. This is aged initially in ex-bourbon before finishing in Oloroso casks. Bottling at 100 proof is a nice surprise.
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-Oloroso Sherry
"A rich, heavy malt aroma is detected along with walnuts and holiday spices. The palate is slightly slick and creamy with some dried fruits and more spice continuing on the palate. You are left with a nutty and malty finish; not uber complex, but an agreeable way to end the night."