BenRiach Cask Strength Batch 1
70cl / 57.2% abv
Since taking control of the BenRiach Distillery, Speyside, in 2004, revered whisky maverick has transformed it from predominantly producing whisky for blends, to one of the most prolific single malt whisky producers in the nation.
Following the success of various age statement releases created under Billy's ownership comes the very first cask strength batch release from the distillery. Bottled at an astonishing 57.2% ABV it embodies classically voluptuous BenRiach style - with added punch!
Nose: Sweet toasted oak spices are interwoven with roasted orchard fruits and dusted with cracked barley. Black vanilla pods, desiccated coconut and a gentle floral note add complexity to the ripe, fruit-laden nose..
Palate: Creamy heather honey pours over a medley of apples, pears and apricots. Subtle notes of candied peel and fresh ginger give a delicate warmth.
Finish: A classic combination of vanilla, toasted coconut and sweet barley make up a luscious, velvety finish.