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Caskstrength & Carry On Benriach 1996 16 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Caskstrength & Carry On Benriach 1996 16 Years Old

Brand
Caskstrength & Carry On
Expression
Benriach 1996 16 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
55.20%
Vintage
1996
Produced at
~ Benriach Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
Specialist retailers

Sophie Donovan

89
Nose
Raisins and chocolate, warming woody notes, vanilla, honeycomb, almost Bourbon-like, there's candied orange peel too.
Palate
Smooth and rich, plenty of dried fruits, more raisins, marmalade, dark toffee and chocolate with lots of Christmas cake spices.
Finish
Long with subtle lingering spices. Very warming.
Comment
Sherry and Bourbon goodness, quite unusual for Benriach. Perfect for these autumnal evenings.

Rob Allanson

83
Nose
Beeswax, honeycomb, a heady floral note, heather in bloom, then a herbal edge creeps in, waxed paper, sweet wrappers, new Barbour jackets.
Palate
Soft black fruits, meringue nests, honey, but also a savoury note: goats cheese, malt bread and oak shavings.
Finish
Sweet then some bitter oak, not a bad thing though.
Comment
A well balanced integrated dram.
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