Insider knowledge: BenRiach 15 Year Old (Tawny Port Cask 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 (Tawny Port Cask Finish) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Aromatic, port wood notes at the fore developing into a phenolic element, a little bitumen perhaps.
Palate: Sweet and firm, grape and oily smoke, sweetness develops, grapey.
Finish: Oak, smoke and a touch more phenol.
Chaps got the tasting notes correct
Firm = Not so smooth
But overall pretty nice
17th October 2013
5th November 2011