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A common core product, the 12yr BenRiach is a single malt scotch whiskey that lives proudly in Brown-Forman's porfolio for the distillery.
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.
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.
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, this dram is good and solid but doesnt do any one thing exceptionally well.
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