Posts Tagged “BenRiach”

BenRiach Cask Strength – Batch 1 (57.2%)

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BenRiach Cask Strength – Batch 1 (57.2%)

It has pretty much become de rigueur for distilleries to have a (usually NAS) youngish cask strength offering. GlenDronach’s excellent sherried cask strength went into five batches before a comparable offering was made from BenRiach. This makes sense, as the distillery obviously wanted to use whisky distilled under the new owners, as nowhere does the distillery…

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A Nice, Yet Unintended, Birthday Gift from BenRiach – BenRiach 35

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A Nice, Yet Unintended, Birthday Gift from BenRiach – BenRiach 35

My local retailer, Wine and Flavors, held a GlenDronach tasting on Wednesday. This store is at a great location, being only 650 meters (or about 2200 feet) from my house, and has the absolute best selection of whisky in Israel, with a rather impressive selection of independent bottlings imported by the store itself. Also, the store…

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The Final (and best) BenRiach Fumosus – the Port Finished Importanticus

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The Final (and best) BenRiach Fumosus – the Port Finished Importanticus

I found this expression to be the best of the quatret. It might just be my sweet tooth, but the tawny port finish works rather well with this spirit. Mind you, it’s not the Solstice, but it’s a solid expression. BenRiach 12 Importanticus Fumosus, Tawny Port Finish (46% ABV, NCF, NC) Appearance: Bronze, quick and thin legs….

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The Third BenRiach Fumosus – Pedro Ximénez Finish Whisky Tasting Notes

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The Third BenRiach Fumosus – Pedro Ximénez Finish Whisky Tasting Notes

Day three of the Fumosus series brings us to the PX finished Heredotus Fumosus. As opposed to the first two expression (the dark rum and the Madeira), the PX is a nice expression, second only to the port finished Importanticus Fumosus which will be reviewed tomorrow. BenRiach 12 Heredotus Fumosus, Pedro Ximénez Finish (46% ABV,…

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So You Like Madeira? Whisky Tasting Notes for the BenRiach Maderensis Fumosus

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So You Like Madeira? Whisky Tasting Notes for the BenRiach Maderensis Fumosus

The only 13 year old in the bunch is the Madeira finished Maderensis Fumosus, presumably because it needed a longer time in the finishing. I’ll be short in my general comments today and get right to the tasting notes: BenRiach 13 Maderensis Fumosus, Madeira Finish (46% ABV, NCF, NC) Appearance: Light gold, thin and quick legs….

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The Many Finishes of BenRiach – Tawny Port 15 Whisky Tasting Notes

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The Many Finishes of BenRiach – Tawny Port 15 Whisky Tasting Notes

BenRiach came back to life just over a decade ago, after being mothballed by Pernod Ricard following Seagram’s colossal implosion in 2001. Billy Walker bought the distillery in 2004 backed by South African business people Geoff Bell and Wayne Kieswetter. The distillery sells about 60% of it’s annual production to Chivas Bros. for their blends. Currently,…

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Glenglassaugh Torfa – Peated Highland Whisky

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Glenglassaugh Torfa – Peated Highland Whisky

like the BenRiach company. I enjoy supporting independent distillers, and GlenDronach is very high on my list of favorite distilleries. So I was happy to learn last year that Billy Walker’s BenRiach took over the distillery to take it to the next level. Obviously, all the whisky sold now is pre-walker times, but since last…

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