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BenRiach Solstice 15 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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BenRiach Solstice 15 Years Old

Brand
BenRiach
Expression
Solstice 15 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
15 years old
Abv
50.00%
Produced at
Benriach Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Dave Broom

83
Nose
Scented and herbal. Cherry-flavoured cough syrup, burning herbs on a garden bonfire, then rowan berries and violet with hints of gentian before sloe berries charge through.
Palate
A smoky ember in the mouth which cools into raspberry, then clove. Excellent integration.
Finish
Fruity, fisherman's friends.
Comment
A somewhat lurid colour, but this is an extremely sound and stylish BenRiach with an integration not often seen in finished whiskies.

Martine Nouet

80
Nose
Phenolic with an earthy touch. A mix of peat reek and creosote which slowly uncovers a sweet note. Raspberry nectar, cherry candy.
Palate
Sweet before being smoky. Velvety texture. Interesting contrast between nose and palate. Sweetness precedes a dry sooty smokiness.
Finish
Dry, sooty. Chuao chocolate. Smoke.
Comment
Unusual tawny colour indicating a port finish, which has certainly imparted sweetness to that peaty character. Water brings out dryness.
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