.benriach – 1992-2012 – sauternes cask

51,5% abv, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural color, single cask, cask strength

Nose: sweet, oak (but only a little), sugar, white chocolate, fresh coffee
Palate: strong and gentle, honey, sweet, butter, flowers (tulips), white chocolate, hout, red fruits
Finish: long, oak, honey, red fruits, dry, hard
Score: ++++/+

Conclusion: Me Likey. The sweet notes from the ex-Sauternes casks where this beauty has matured in give the spirit a nice sweet overall scent, taste and a lovely finish somewhere between sweet and dry. Good stuff as an digestive or served as dessert whisky complementing a Crêpe Suzette, or even better: replacing the Grand Marnier in the recipe and served in a good measure for the remainder of the evening.
Great, now I am hungry.


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