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Benriach Cask Strength Batch 2 Review

Benriach Cask Strength Batch 2 The second batch of Benriach Cask Strength combines whisky matured in american oak, ex oloroso sherry and virgin oak casks and is bottled at a pretty massive ABV.

I really loved the first batch of this which was really buttery and honeyed, and I really was pretty excited to try this dram today because of how good the first dram was.

I really wasn't sure about the nose on this one, there were definitely some really nice notes in here but an odd note that reminded me of the local swimming pool, but the palate is really great, lots of sweetness and orange/citrus notes in here, it's seriously tasty.

The nose isn't great but the Palate is great and worthy of giving this dram a bash, especially for under £60 a bottle.

You can buy a bottle from your local specialist or online specialists like Master of Malt

Thanks to Benriach for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

For a dram that is over 60% ABV this is not as strong as I expected, it's got some really interesting about it, some light oaky notes, some gentle orange peel and zest, freshly scraped vanilla seeds, a light touch of sawdust and a gentle note that reminds me of the smell of a swimming pool (recently not the old chlorine) notes.

Palate

Oh now that's better, sugar coated almonds and M&M shells, citrus notes (Orange peel and zest again) those vanilla notes are there also, and theres a touch of light cask char, really very tasty.

Finish

Lighter than you would expect, fruity/citrussy with sugar coated almonds and light char

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Benriach Cask Strength Batch 2
Age: NAS
ABV: 60.60
Distiller: BenRiach
Bottler: BenRiach
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 12/03/2019 by Tom



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