Insider knowledge: BenRiach 26 Year Old 1978 whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be BenRiach 26 Year Old 1978 whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Sweetness. Manuka honey, comfiture d’abricot.
Palate: Thick. Well-restrained sweetness. Exotic fruit. A touch of grenadine develops. Boiled sweets.
Finish: Creamy. Oily, nutty and punchy.