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BenRiach 10 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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BenRiach 10 Years Old

Brand
BenRiach
Expression
10 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
10 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Benriach Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.benriachdistillery.co.uk
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

78
Nose
A little shy at first but some honey coated, estery apricot, melon and apple appears. Gently, crumbly spice notes develop with hints of toffee, herbs and a crisper, grain-like edge.
Palate
The soft toffeed oak appears first and puts a bit of a damper on the palate. Still it's quite full bodied and relatively deep with light herbal notes coming through.
Finish
Medium length with the alcohol a little too prominent and it finishes with that almost grain-like note.
Comment
The balance shifts in favour of the oak on this one and thus the complexity of nose is missing on the palate.

Alwynne Gwilt

77
Nose
At first, waxy with notes of red fruit. Quite attractive. Summer berries and honey, then brown sugar, strawberry foams and vanilla marshmallows.
Palate
Warming and pleasant. Plum cake, oak spice, quite sweet but enough baking spice in there to balance out. Drier on the palate than expected given the fruity nose.
Finish
Drying and nutty.
Comment
An attractive nose, perfect for summer sipping, though hides more of a punch than expected.
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