BenRiach Septendecim 17 Year
Peated Single Malt
Benriach // Speyside, Scotland
Just in case your Latin is a bit rusty, "Septendecim" means "seventeen". Aged for 17 years in ex-bourbon barrels, this is a bottling from the peated collection at BenRiach. To keep the language lessons going, "BenRiach" is Gaelic for "The Hill of the Red Deer".
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"Dried herbs and raw wood come through on the nose along with a peat aroma, though the intensity is low. Peat begins to pick up speed on the palate and stays with you until the finish. The whisky is mildly oily, with more herbs and actually a calamine lotion quality to it, though as odd as that sounds, it is not off-putting. Peat heads will be pleased."