What's in a name? BenRiach 12 Year Old whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled BenRiach 12 Year Old whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Floral, grassy, heather honey. Vanilla sweetness. Hint of fresh peat.
Palate: Silken delivery offers white peach and spicy toffee apple. Floral, honey.
Finish: Refined, little spice. Melted chocolate.
The 12 year old single malt whiskey was given to me as a gift, so I viewed it with some trepidation, but the minute I opened the bottle I was charmed by the smell and the enchantment continued to well beyond the second glass. Well done you!
Like the review above had this as a present and I have enjoyed every dram I've had, savoured the taste and smell and then have another one or two.
Such a wonderful malt at 12 years old - got me into single malts, and a firm favorite ever since. Great value for money too! Nose: Light, Floral with a definite surge of honey and vanilla coming through. The slightest trace of peat and hint of almonds (marzipan?) Palate: Extremely smooth for its age with with hints of almond blossom and marzipan. Moving to mouth-coating caramel and honeyed peaches or possibly apricots. Finish: Medium-length with a marriage of spices and caramel. A certain cookie-like feel but not at all cloying.