BenRiach 16 year old


40% vol. / 70cl

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Ex VAT £44.17

The distillery was bought over by a consortium in 2004, led by Billy Walker, who is one of the most experienced people in the industry.  The distillery is now renowned for its many different styles.

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Nose: Starburst sweets and honeycomb.

Palate: A trip to the sweet shop, barley sugar and butterscotch, then some fresh red apple with peatsmoke in the distance.

Finish: Short, sweet and satisfying.

  • delightful dram
    A delightful dram with lovely classic notes of honey and vanilla. Very smooth, this is a great alternative for those who like a typical Speyside style.
  • Rich and pleasurable dram
    An expression from BenRiach that deviates from what I imagine from a classic Speyside malt. Lashings of cereals and vanilla on the nose, with a underlying whiff of maple coated pecans and butterscotch. Classic BenRiach on the palate, bold spice turns to a rich creamy texture with a big hit of cereal and digestive biscuits. This coupled with candied orange peel and caramel make for a very pleasurable dram. The finish is quite dry and seems to last an age. Overall, one of the better malts I’ve tried from Speyside in the past few months. It’s easy to see why this whisky won Best Speyside Malt and the 2015 Icon of Whisky Awards.

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