Insider knowledge: BenRiach 15 Year Old (Dark Rum Finish) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be BenRiach 15 Year Old (Dark Rum Finish) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Sweetness, nutty. Porridge oats and barley. Caramelised sugar and tropical fruit.
Palate: Warming, spicy, bittersweet vanilla. Rummy thickness.
Finish: The rum finally arrives in force now. Dark nutty character and beautiful spices.
Got this to top up my collection for the xmas new year period and very happy with picking it.
This was my first rum finish I have tried an was delighted with the flavor which is exactly as the tasting notes explained.
2nd January 2013
We tried this as part of our tasting.
This is a nice whisky after a couple of peaty ones. We preferred it without water as the vanilla notes did clearly come out without it. With water it tends to get quite harsh.
Thomas & Prem
23rd August 2013