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Benriach 12yr Sherry

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    12 Years

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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: I’d happily drink a bottle. A rather firmer version of Benriach, and not a sweetish sherry.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The finish is medium in length and showcases aniseed, wood spice, and fat Christmas cake sherry notes. Delicious!
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: A rich, heavy malt aroma is detected along with walnuts and holiday spices.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long, fruity, and complex with hints of malt, toasted oak, and lingering spices. Excellent!
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: The BenRiach 12-year-old single malt is a very friendly introduction to Speyside, and to Scotch whisky overall, with a level of quality which is priced appropriately.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, this dram is good and solid but doesn't do any one thing exceptionally well.
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  • Intro:

    A common core product, the 12yr BenRiach is a single malt scotch whiskey that lives proudly in Brown-Forman's porfolio for the distillery.

  • Nose:

    Grapes and figs, some white wine and oddly not too much vanilla sweetness. Theres less winey sweetness and more fruity tang (more sour than sweet) than I expected.

  • Taste:

    Mild and a tad astringent. A bit hot. Grapes, sherry notes come in force here, some plumb and creamy vanilla custard sweetness. This still doesnt feel like your typical sherried dram but I think thats due to the underlying spirit here and Im guessing it didnt spend all 12 years in ex-sherry. I like it though because its different and actually exhibits some nice balance.

  • Finish:

    Medium, mildly hot but overall its a nice fruity sweet dram. Perfect for the summer evening Im enjoying it on here on the porch.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this dram is good and solid but doesnt do any one thing exceptionally well.

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  • By t8ke
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