Insider knowledge: BenRiach 18 Year Old Gaja Barolo Wood Finish whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be BenRiach 18 Year Old Gaja Barolo Wood Finish whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Spices, vanilla, toffee, dried fruits, prunes, dates, potpourri, orange zest.
Palate: Dried fruits, toffee, musty citrus, peppery spice and plum. Good wood contact.
Finish: A long, rich finish of pepper and cinnamon.