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BenRiach Solstice 17 Years Old Batch 2 Tasting notes and reviews

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BenRiach Solstice 17 Years Old Batch 2

Brand
BenRiach
Expression
Solstice 17 Years Old Batch 2
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
50.00%
Produced at
Benriach Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Dave Broom

78
Nose
The colour of an Australian rose wine and the aroma of cranberry, jam skimmings, raspberry and a little whiff of damp grass.
Palate
As the nose suggests, very fruity but also with a little hint of charred smoke. Much more complex - blueberries, marzipan/cherry stone. Punchy.
Finish
Long and fruity.
Comment
A balance struck between spirit and oak(s). It shouldn't work, but it does.

Martine Nouet

73
Nose
From the pink colour, a port finish. Light and fruity but rather restrained. Earthy peat.
Palate
Smoky and sweet. Hint of light fruit. Redcurrant. A cheesy note.
Finish
Warm, slightly burning, dry.
Comment
That cheesy note on the palate is disturbing. And the finish is harsh. Water smoothes it but tones the flavours down as well.
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