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The Single Cask: Benrinnes 2008, 13 Years, 52.7%

The Single Cask: Benrinnes 2008, 13 Years, Shiraz Finish, 52.7%

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Benrinnes is not a whisky you see often, in fact you would probably know the whisky better from where it is used as a key component - heard of Johnnie Walker?

Yes, Benrinnes is hardly seen bottled as a single malt since it is considered as one of the key essential malts to Diageo, and so most of its output simply goes into the JW blends.

As a result, not too much is known about this mystery whisky's characteristic flavors aside from its usual fruity and spicy notes, and a light to medium-bodied texture.

This expression has been finished in an active Shiaz Red Wine Barrique, imparting rich and savoury nuttiness (described as "rancio"), cherries and light tannins. Perfect for anyone who enjoys sticky date pudding and other rich desserts. Pair this with red meats, smoky cold cuts and cheese boards.

 

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Rancio at the fore, followed by sour cherries, black pepper, malt, oak, red wine and gummy bears

Palate: Rancio and black pepper followed by sour cherries, gummy bears, malt, oak and tannic hints

Finish: Sour cherries, rancio, oak and tannic hints at the end

 

Bottle Stats

Distillery: Benrinnes Brand: The Single Cask
Region: Speyside, Scotland Status: Active
Distributor: Independent Bottling (IB) Classification: Scotch Whisky
Style: Single Malt Cask: Shiraz Barrique, Cask #300306
 Age: 13 Years Old Abv: 52.7%

 

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