Re: Springbank/BenRiach tasting - Scottsdale, AZ July 12
met up with Jeff(jhershauer) at the tasting, and had a good time. The Springbanks were slightly disappointing though.
10yo 100 proof. Coconut, macadamia nut, vanilla, and biscuit. very salty. Ok but a very short finish. W/ water more biscuit and pancake.
15yo. slight sherry, some maltiness and salt, slight fruit. Also some smole on the palate and finish. Water brings out more fruit (strawberry).
At the end of the tasting we got to sample the Benriach 21 peated authenticus which was the star of the night. A wonderful smokey whisky. I might have to pick up a bottle of this down the line.
Will post notes on the Benriachs we tried during the Benriach tasting next weekend.