Interesting fact… BenRiach 16 Year Old Sauternes Finish whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be BenRiach 16 Year Old Sauternes Finish whiskey, instead of 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