Located in the north-east region of Morayshire, the Heart-land of Malt Scotch Whisky, BenRiach displays all the traditional charm of a Speyside distillery. Built by John Duff in 1898, BenRiach is one of the few distilleries with its own on-site floor maltings, and draws its water from the Burnside Springs.
Matured in the traditional style in American bourbon barrels, this whisky is then ‘finished’ in Moscatel wine casks, sourced from Portugal. During this second period of maturation, the whisky interacts with the oak wood and derives a number of additional flavours and aromas specific to the Moscatel wine cask.
The BenRiach ‘Moscatel Wood Finish’ is an excellent example of the additional qualities ‘finishing’ can bring to a malt whisky.
Colour: Rich gold mahogany
Nose: A full, sumptuous nose consisting of dark orange marmalade, rich fig syrup and sweet dates. A dusting of cocoa and cinnamon followed by a gentle hint of garden mint adds a luxurious character.
Taste: Rich, velvety dark chocolate fondant topped with glazed maraschino cherries develops to plum cordial and spiced honey. The long finish is rounded with a gentle, earthy balance of nutmeg, stewed barley and old vintage leather.
Finish: A rich body laden with dark Mediterranean fruits and a complementary balance of warm spices and delicate oak characters.
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