Benriach The Smoky Ten

Peated Single Malt

Benriach // Speyside, Scotland

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3.85
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Benriach The Smoky Ten is a peated single malt made with both unpeated and peated spirit, the latter smoked with Highland peat. It is aged in bourbon, Jamaican rum, and toasted virgin oak casks for at least 10 years and then married.

Bottled with natural color at 46% ABV. This is one of four new core expressions crafted by master blender Rachel Barrie which launched in October 2020.

Benriach The Smoky Ten is a peated single malt made with both unpeated and peated spirit, the latter smoked with Highland peat. It is aged in bourbon, Jamaican rum, and toasted virgin oak casks for at least 10 years and then married. Bottled with natural color at 46% ABV. This is one of four new core expressions crafted by master blender Rachel Barrie which launched in October 2020.

  • age
    10 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    46.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon, ex-Jamaican rum, toasted virgin oak

Tasting Notes

"This is a very unusual blend of barrels, especially the Jamaican rum cask, but they work very well with this smoky Scotch whisky. It's intermediately peaty, with a salty smoke that complements notes of apricot, candied orange peel, and a hint of butterscotch on the finish."

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Flavor Profile

Peaty & Oily