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BenRiach Smoke Season

Overall rating
86.50/100
votes
4
Whiskybase ID
177838
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Cask Matured
Bottled
2021
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon / American Virgin Oak
Strength
52.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LR41017
Added on
24 Feb 2021 2:46 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 55.85

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4 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Smoke Season

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.50 points

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A fruity, creamy and slightly sweet BenRiach with an announced, distinct smoky note, which is, however, very well integrated and thus not at all obtrusive. The alcohol content of almost 53% abv fits perfectly and only gradually releases the multi-layered flavours. Nevertheless, adding water - at least from my point of view - is not necessary, as the then dry oak spiciness and too much smoke overpower the creamy sweet fruit notes.

    I thank Destillerie Kammer-Kirsch GmbH for the complimentary sample!
    • Nose
      Sweet vanilla paired with campfire smoke on the nose. Accompanied by fruity notes of grilled apricots and peaches, together with honey and a little caramel.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity on the palate, strong and spicy at the same time. Creamy vanilla with peach and stewed apples, plus honey, spicy oak, some cinnamon and subtle wood smoke.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, sweetish, creamy and spicy with anise, pepper, a little BBQ notes and a touch of smoke.

      With water: After the addition of a few drops of water, more fruity on the nose with oranges and grilled apricots, plus dense smoky notes and a hint of peat. Sweet and creamy on the palate, but less fruit and clearly more smoky notes, plus dry oak and cold ash. The finish is medium long, creamy sweet with vanilla and some yellow fruit. Becomes much drier with time with oak and a lot of smoky notes.

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