What's in a name? BenRiach 16 Year Old Sauternes Finish whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled BenRiach 16 Year Old Sauternes Finish whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Nutty, gristy notes; almonds, hazelnuts and hints of cereal and flour. Sherried.
Palate: Thick and chewy, with a supple depth. Refined sweetness, intense vanilla and oaky spices.
Finish: Oaked spices, peppery smoke.
16 year old Benriach finished in Sauternes casks should tell you this will be a bottle to savor. Similar in profile to Glenmorangie's Nectar D'or, but with a slightly broader, brisker taste, plenty of complexity and a long rewarding finish. Limited number of bottles produced so worth seeking out a couple at the earliest opportunity. Non chill filtered and no added coloring, just gorgeous stuff.
10th March 2013