Tasting Notes: Nose: Not as fruity as you would expect from a Benriach this year. Rather creamy, with caramel and vanilla, as well as quite a bit of nut. The alcohol seems to overshadow the flavors, but after a while in the glass it comes, the wonderful Benriach 1976 fruit! Pineapple, mango, nectarines, bananas, apricot jam, grapefruit and ripe lemon, all mixed into a thick pulp.
Mouth: What an explosion! Very sweet, again caramel, Werther's real, the alcohol powerful, then flashing the tropical fruit mixture, accompanied by fine herbal tones. Great development on the tongue, clothes the mouth optimally, and whenever the herbal notes start to gain the upper hand, this citrus-like fruit comes back, radiant, always reminding me of a blend of passion fruit and cassis!
Finish: Very long, the alcohol carries the fruit a little longer than in 1976-Benriach with lower alcohol content, then on nutty, almost a little peppery, herbal and floral.
Conclusion: This is one of those whiskys that every fan of fruity malt should have tasted in his life! Many of the 1976 Benriach have a fairly low alcohol content, because over the long period of maturation just so much has evaporated over the barrel wall. Nevertheless, they are always bottled in barrel strength and have a more open-hearted depiction of the aromas. In taste, however, give the 53.2% of this version an extra fruit kick, which makes you just smile with joy. This comfort also over the slight closure in the scent away. Simply an experience! https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/