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Benriach Solstice 17yr First Edition

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  • Distiller:

    Benriach

  • Bottler:

    Benriach

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    17 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: An oil of clove coolness takes control on the finish. Great balance and integration; a finish that genuinely works.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Very odd but very well made, even if it’s more some sort of cocktail in my view. We may soon start to play with some peaters and a little grenadine or strawberry syrup…
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is a really great port influenced peated dram. I think I still prefer Laphroaig Portwood but this is easily found and well priced where it sits so I'm not complaining.
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  • Intro:

    Peated and matured in port casks, Benriach Solstice is a 17yr Single Malt Scotch whiskey that came to market as a limited release.

  • Nose:

    honey, jam, raspberry and jelly. marmalade, strawberry, pepper, mild peat

  • Taste:

    sweet syrupy jam and peat. vanilla, pound cake, pepper, good mouthfeel

  • Finish:

    Long, good heat, sweet, peppery, fruity peat. Much more integrated. Mild astringency

  • Overall:

    This is a really great port influenced peated dram. I think I still prefer Laphroaig Portwood but this is easily found and well priced where it sits so I'm not complaining. I'm going to give this a Rank 7 - delicious and complex.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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