Insider knowledge: BenRiach 16 Year Old 1988 whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be BenRiach 16 Year Old 1988 whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Gentle, aromatic. Sherry, grapey acidity.
Palate: Oily, honey, floral. Fresh barley. Becomes drier.
Finish: A tad winy with some spice and ash.