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Benriach 11yr Moscatel Single Cask

  • Distiller:

    Benriach

  • Bottler:

    Benriach

  • ABV:

    53.9%

  • Age:

    11 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    Distilled by Benriach and bottled by them as well after 11 years of aging in a Moscatel wine cask, this release was distilled in 2009, bottled in 2020 and features bottling at cask strength with no coloring or filtering.

  • Nose:

    Sweet honey, pears, plums, a touch of red fruits. Jammy and sweet on the nose, a good deal of Dole fruit cocktail syrup. Rich and interesting.

  • Taste:

    Sweet on the palate, moderate mouthfeel with a good deal of viscosity. A touch of ethanol, not surprising and certainly not punishing. Sweet malt, honey, a touch of tangerine and plenty of caramel and maple. Moscatel comes through nicely, without being too sweet or cloying.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. Spicy ginger, fresh pepper, a touch of clove and big, sweet juicy fruit notes combine nicely with butterscotch, buttercream frosting and a touch of tropical fruit.

  • Overall:

    Well developed and certainly a treat despite its less aggressive age statement. No matter the age on the cask, this release is drinking wonderfully, with rich complexity and a ton of enticing, tropical fruits.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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