This expression is a little different from the usual Malts produced at BenRiach and most other Scotch producing distilleries as the majority of distilleries in Scotland practice double distillation with the odd one using either 2.something or the tripple distillation technique for which the Irish whiskies are more well known for..
Generally the use of tripple distillation will give us a lighter more floral style of whisky so it is going to be interesting to see how this Speyside will hold up after the tripple distilling.
Released for the global travel retail side of things this 10yo is bottled at 43% with no added colour and is NCF..
My understanding is this expression comprises of both first fill bourbon and first fill Pedro Ximenez sherry casks..
Nose.. Soft floral notes mix with a little youthfulness, fresh cut grass, vanilla, apple peels, pear and a little orange rind show up on the back of a little honey and subtle spices.
Palate.. Fruity with soft spices, a little honey sweetness, vanilla and a little citrus bitterness.
Finish.. Gentle but lingering.
Thoughts.. Having a real love for tripple distilled whisky this hits the spot for me.. It’s light and delicate, the aromas and flavours don’t give themselves up easily and I am sure some people won’t get this whisky !!
Where does this whisky sit ? Well for me it’s the perfect whisky for those hot summer days when you want a whisky but really can’t face the heavy hitting peated, sherry styles.. Be careful though as this goes down a little easy and could soon have you sitting with an empty glass…
Benriach 10yo Tripple Distilled..
With thanks to BenRiach for the official sample.