BenRiach Solstice 2nd Edition 17 Year

Peated Single Malt

BenRiach // Speyside, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    4.25
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 34 )

BenRiach has so many colors in their coloring box and they rarely stay within the lines. This, the second edition in the Solstice series, once again utilizes heavily peated barley. It is then aged in ex-bourbon barrels before also spending some time in ex-Tawny Port casks for an overall aging of at least 17 years.

  • age
    17
  • abv
    50.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon, ex-port

Tasting Notes

"If you've ever tasted mezcal, the aroma will instantly remind you of that experience. Smoky and pungent and yet fruity at the same time might make you question whether you are drinking whisky or not. There is a salty, peanut brittle quality mixed in with dried fruit on the palate, but the smoke is still front and center. This may not be a whisky for you if you don't like a challenge. "

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Fruity & Peaty