At BenRiach Distillery they have developed a reputation for innovative maturation, using a diverse mix of cask types. This luscious 12 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is unconventionally made using three facets of sherry cask maturation: full sherry cask maturation, combined with Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry cask finishing, for unexpected layers of fruit sweetness and toasted oak spice. Each facet of sherry cask maturation is expertly combined by their Master Blender to work in harmony, creating a luscious Single Malt Scotch Whisky with a multi- layered cocktail of fruit notes, further enriching BenRiach’s signature sweet, fruit-laden style.
Bottled at 46%, non-chill filtered and of natural colour.
NOSE – Sherry cask maturation at its most fruity and luscious. Baked fruit salad with fig, pear, apricot and glacé cherry in mandarin syrup. Honey glazed flan with crème-caramel and toasted vanilla pod add to the multi-layered sweetness.
COLOUR – Deep golden-bronze.
TASTE – A rich fruit cocktail of honeyed fig, baked pineapple and sultana fused with chocolate fondant and muscovado sugar, lifted by mandarin cream, ground nutmeg and vanilla. On the finish savour nectarine, candied grape and star anise, lingering into the dessert-like sherried finish.