Stats – 40% alcohol, Speyside
Price – $40
Color – Golden straw
Nose – Full and rich. Citrus and earthy peat.
Palate – Rounding out BenRiach‘s flagship range is the entry level no-age-statement whisky (meaning that several different batches and ages of their scotch were mixed together as opposed to a blended whisky which can contain neutral grain alcohol – think Everclear – and coloring agents). Misleadingly light up front, but some weight comes through quickly. Lots of grassy cereal sweetness, but also has a hint of peat. Some bitter lemon peel, maybe candied lemon zest. It has almost no spice, very mellow without being weak. Some sulfur, and slightly floral. A little oaky, some honey and vanilla is present too. This is a great choice for Summer or Spring.
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