BenRiach Septendecim 17 Year

Peated Single Malt

BenRiach // Speyside, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    90
  • Avg. Rating

    3.99
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 54 )

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".

  • age
    17
  • abv
    46.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-Bourbon

Tasting Notes

"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."

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Herbal & Peaty