Benriach The Original Ten
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Raided Score: 82 Publication: Whiskey Consensus Excerpt: For someone just dipping their toes in the malty world of Single Malts, this Speyside offering would be a fantastic purchase. At $55 this is what I’d consider a fantastic value and a bottle I’d absolutely love to have on my shelf Read Full Review Raided Score: 93 Publication: WhiskyCast Excerpt: The finish has a lingering touch of ginger along with allspice, dried fruits, honey, and a hint of citrus for a well-balanced and complex dram. Read Full Review Raided Score: 87 Publication: Distiller Excerpt: It also boasts a pleasant touch of brininess, and the finish hints at sweet elderflower. It has the makings of a go-to everyday dram. Read Full Review Raided Score: 96 Publication: The Whiskey Wash Excerpt: The body is light all the way through. Just a touch of that fruit up front, bright, juicy peach and red grapefruit. This warms and sweetens to the back palate with note of red wine and cocoa. Read Full Review Raided Score: 88 Publication: Whisky Advocate Excerpt: Hazelnuts, drinking chocolate, and light spices surface in the medium-length finish, with just a wisp of smoke. Read Full Review Raided Score: 85 Publication: The Whiskey Jug Excerpt: BenRiach The Original Ten is a great intro to BenRiach, Speyside and Single Malt Scotch in general and I’d happily recommend it to new Scotch drinkers as a way to get to know the basic profile of Scotch whisky. It’s a tasty easy drinker and the perfect gateway into the rest of what Scotland has to offer. Read Full Review Raided Score: 85 Publication: Drinkhacker Excerpt: The palate is quite malty and chewy, big with cereal notes and that classic burlap sack character. Some applesauce finally fruits up the finish, which is otherwise gritty and a bit smoldering. Read Full Review Raided Score: 87 Publication: Whisky Monster Excerpt: BenRiach The Original Ten shows typical flavors from all three cask styles without overpowering each other. It feels more complex and luscious than a 10-year-old Speysider. Read Full Review Raided Score: 90 Publication: Whiskey Raiders Excerpt: Inviting and easy to drink, Benriach's The Original Ten is a really great invitation to Benriach's core portfolio of offerings and serves to be an approachable dram to anyone. Read Full Review
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Distilled by Benriach and a product party to their recent redesign, The Original Ten is an unpeated, Speyside Single Malt Whiskey.
Bright and fresh - plenty of malt character combined with light citrus, some baking spice, pepper and a little honey. Light, effervescent, inviting.
Medium mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. A good deal of honey, slivered almond, a hint of slate and minerality that pairs nicely with light brine and a faint wisp of ash and citrus.
Long finish, filled with gingerbread, rising sourdough, toffee, cream, lime zest and faint salinity.
Inviting and easy to drink, Benriach's The Original Ten is a really great invitation to Benriach's core portfolio of offerings and serves to be an approachable dram to anyone.
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