BenRiach Aged 22 Years Peated Albariza Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Second Edition (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 46% Age: 22 Years Old Country: Scotland
It’s not often a long kept secret is revealed in the world of single malt whisky – but the BenRiach Speyside distillery is a true discovery. Since 1898, the BenRiach distillery has very quietly been producing quality single malt scotch whisky, which has only ever been enjoyed in very small quantities, by a few discerning individuals who have been fortunate enough to come by a bottle. BenRiach, located in the Heart of Speyside – just south of Elgin, using casks containing the highest quality whisky has taken the industry experts by surprise due to their complexity and subtlety. Single malts from BenRiach have been called “perfection”, faultless” and “astounding” in Jim Murray’s 2014 Whisky Bible. With the BenRiach Aged 16 Years taking out Best Speyside Single Malt in the recent 2015 Icons of Whisky” “World Whisky Awards. Some are no less than outstanding examples of the art of whisky production. This whisky stock, reflecting the skill, knowledge and experience that has gone into the making of BenRiach is testimony to the many years stretching back to the 19th century during which the distillery built its reputation. Few distilleries in Scotland hold such a history and few today can have quite such an exciting future.
Albariza is a non chill filtered natural coloured single malt which is created by using peated barley. After an initial maturation in ex Bourbon oak it is given a finish in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks, giving this whisky a rich , fruity and robust flavour profile. Bottled at 46% abv. Albariza is a white marl composed of calcium, clay and sea fossils that is used to grow grapes for the production of Sherry in the Andalucia region of Southern Spain.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Big bold sherry notes on the nose, spicy oak, tropical fruits of mango and coconut, dried apricots and sweet barley. Smoked red meats and a subtle new leather aroma.
Palate: Red fruits of cherry and strawberry, ripe figs and plums, smouldering peat smoke, warm spices and dark chocolate.
Finish: Long with dark chocolate, honey and some very subtle spice.
|Dimensions||35 × 14 × 14 cm|
Bourbon Cask, Peat Smoke, Sherry Cask
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