The guys at CaskStrength are aboard the task of bottling a whisky for every letter of the alphabet, so after a very nice Arran whisky they have bottled this Benriach and recently a cask strength Cutty Sark and a vatted whisky of three distilleries starting with letter D… wisely named 3D.
“Is this from a refill cask? Very interesting notes of sultanas and figs but not the overwhelming character of PX casks aged whiskies. A gentle sherry dram”
Released in conjunction with BenRiach, this rich and powerful dram was distilled in 1996, aged for 16 years, and bottled at cask strength (55.2%). It comes from one cask (5614) and thus has a limited release of only 296 bottles.
This dram has a cooper-like color.
Nose (89): more than average. honey, fruits, figs, vanilla, citrus.
Palate (90): powerful, oily. honey, wood, citrus, spices, raisins, white chocolate.
Finish (90): longer than average. honey, citrus, raisins.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Benriach Caskstrength and Carry on with 90 points over 100.
A great whiskies. Highly recommended.