It’s a kinda busy day here so take a quick review of a great Benriach single cask that was bottled exclusively for TWE this summer. It’s a 1998 vintage (17 year old), triple distilled and finished in a PX cask #7758.
Benriach 1998 17 Year Old Triple Distilled PX Finish (48.9%, 704 bottles, £99.95)
Nose: This is quite a malty and soft nose. Full of sweet apricots and fresh (and a tad rich) perfume fruit orchard, zesty citrus peels, ginger and cacao, A lovely nose!
Palate: Spicy with white pepper, oak wood spices, ginger, citrus, vanilla, cacao and ends with a mild bittersweet mix.
Finish: Medium long length. Lingering spices, citrus, light, fruity and fresh.
Thoughts: Oh this is a cracker! Great combination of fruitiness, cacao and spices while retaining a refreshing lighter tone. I tasted a few Benriach single casks lately and this is one of the best from the bunch. Good job by the team at The Whisky Exchange!
(Official sample received from TWE)