Benriach isn’t a malt I visit that often. Depending on your views & experience, they are either one of the most innovative or one of the more controversial distilleries with regard to their progressive finishes. I forget which specific whiskysponge.com article it was now, but it included the line “as I was running out of inventive ways to spoil perfectly good casks of 1970s Glenglassaugh and Benriach,…”.
This is Rachel Barrie’s first ‘outing’ since acquiring the post of master blender for The Benriach Distillery Company in 2017. This 21yo involves a four-cask maturation including a red wine finish - Rioja I have heard. More scant notes:
N: Refined barley sponge, sweet lemon cake,..
T: [No notes]
F: [No notes]
C: Comes across as a malt with no obvious silly business, despite the Rioja & PX cask usage. Really decent session whisky presented with the dullest bottle livery.Scores a B[-]