BenRiach 2005, 12 years old, Oloroso Sherry Cask # 2565 / 58,8% – In August 2017 BenRiach Distillery revealed details of their newest batch of single cask selection. Comparing to previous batches, batch # 14 comprises relatively young whiskies, 9 to 12 years old, all distilled within three years, shortly after the distillery was taken over by Billy Walker and his partners in 2004. The casks (total of seven) were selected by Rachel Barrie, Mr. Walker replacement, who worked for Bowmore and Glenmorangie in the past. Her selection includes Oloroso sherry butts, port pipes, virgin oak casks and Marsala hogshead. The 12 years old whisky presented here was distilled on June 10, 2005 and aged in ex-Oloroso sherry butt # 2565. Bottled at natural strength of 58.8% abv with an outrun of 625 bottles.
Nose: sweet and fruity, apricots, peaches, ripe bananas, sultanas, chocolate pudding, toffee, butter cookies, hints of cinnamon and licorice.
Palate: sweet and buttery, apricot preserve, bananas, juicy grapes, apples, honey roasted nuts, white pepper, cinnamon, toffee and subtle oakiness.
Finish: long, strong sherry notes, dried fruits, caramel syrup, toffee, hints of spice and oak.
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