Nose: Very peaty, firm, quite strong sherry nose at the start before the peat
takes over, floral notes, honey sweetness and eucalyptus. Rich and very intense.
After a few minutes, notes of tar are perceived. Diluted, the nose becomes
phenolic, very peated, more floral and fruity (peach).
Taste: Very spicy and slightly tannic attack, massive peat, floral and fruity
notes (Lipton peach ice tea), then smoky, on tobacco. Rich and complex. Diluted,
it is oily and dry at the same time because of the peatiness, quite fruity
(peach and pink grapefruit) and malty. The finish is long, very peaty, firm,
smoky and on peach ice tea. Diluted, the finish is peated, long, citric and
General Impression: A very suprising BenRiach, extremely peated and with a
lot of punch. Rich and multi-layered. It resembles the heavily peated Broras
from 1975. A quite extreme whisky.