Benriach 1994/2005 Heavily Peated Signatory

by Oliver Klimek on March 2, 2010

Bourbon Hogshead 1683 – 46%

My Tasting Notes:

Color: Pale straw
Nose: Dry smoke, even a bit medicinal, lemon.
Palate: Quite smoky and phenolic, citrus fruit, vanilla, a touch of honey
Finish: Very long, sweet and smoky
Overall: An amazing peated Speysider. I think it can be best described as “clean peat”. Without the maritime character of the Islay malts but with a distinctive medicinal character that comes close to that of a Laphroaig. And yet it is surprisingly smooth. What a great whisky!

Score: 90/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

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