BenRiach Peated Quarter Casks
70cl / 46% abv
BenRiach Peated Quarter Casks Description
This expression from Speyside distiller BenRiach is matured in smaller quarter casks that allows greater surface area interaction between the wood of the cask and the spirit itself resulting in a more complex dram. This peated expression is slightly unusual for a Speyside whisky, with peated whiskies often associated with the Islay distilleries.
Nose: burning heather and orchard fruits come in waves with subtle hints of cinnamon, peaches and fresh barley providing contrast.
Palate: an intense peat gives way to smouldering embers with fruity pear and nectarine aspects.
Finish: Crisp and smoky with oak and vanilla merging with white pepper and lime twists.