Benriach "The Smoky" 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Speyside, Scotland)

Benriach "The Smoky" 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
(Speyside, Scotland)

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Distillery Notes:
The Smoky Twelve is the perfect marriage of fruit,malt, oak and rich layers of smoke. Crafted from a combination of unpeated and peated spirit and three cask matured for at least twelve years in bourbon barrels, sherry casks, and Marsala wine casks. The whisky from each cask is then expertly married together to create a smooth, creamy single malt, multilayered with flavours of ripened fruit, aromatic smoky sweetness and warming oak spice.

Tasting Notes:
COLOR: Burnished gold
NOSE: Smoked vanilla, charred orange and toasted almond
TASTE: Dark chocolate, fruit peel, brown sugar and smoked oak, lingering into a cocoa and orange smoked finish
SMOKE LEVEL: Rich

NATURAL CASK-IMPARTED COLOUR ABV 46%

Awards/Reviews:

 Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2021

 

93 Points, Excellent/Highly Recommended - Ultimate Spirits Challenge

#3 - Whisky Advocate's Top 20 of 2020

"Benriach is a sleeper of a single malt, but that’s about to change. Part of a 2020 relaunch of its core line, this grabbed our attention with its sophistication, breadth of flavors, and lovely refinement. Much of the credit surely goes to master blender Rachel Barrie for creating a smoky whisky that both peat lovers and the peat-wary can enjoy. Rather than medicinal intensity, the peat is redolent of gentle, sweetly smoky fruits that integrate seamlessly with notes of vanilla, toasted almond, chocolate, blueberry, and bacon. It beckons like the wafting smoke of a warming autumn bonfire, then welcomes with its lush and velvety embrace."