What's in a name? BenRiach 15 Year Old (Dark Rum Finish) whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled BenRiach 15 Year Old (Dark Rum Finish) whiskey, rather than 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.
I'm sorry but that review below is totally wrong. This is a gorgeous dram it has lovely toffee notes with sweet rum undertones and vanilla and is on par with balvenie rum finish its oily and sweet with grassy notes showing off the quality of the spirit used to create this good whisky. I can taste hints of cinnamon buns with resinous raisiny or may be sultana as it depicts on the notes off the bottle but I never rely on the bottler notes completely if people are usure about the notes and are quick to judgment then they should do a side by side tasting on with a different finish and try a little water to bring out the flavours. It looks quite clear this person has got it mixed up with the Benriach 15 y.o (arumaticus) dark rum finish peated as this is the Benriach 15 y.o dark rum finish and has no peatness at all so my friend you need to get your whisky's right !
16th October 2014
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
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