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Darkness! Benrinnes 15 YEars Old PX Cask Tasting notes and reviews

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Darkness! Benrinnes 15 YEars Old PX Cask

Brand
Darkness!
Expression
Benrinnes 15 YEars Old PX Cask
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
15 years old
Abv
53.30%
Produced at
~ Benrinnes Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.maverickdrinks.com

Neil Ridley

79
Nose
A balancing act of luscious morning after bonfire smoke and powerful oak. Lacks some sweetness of previous samples. Resonant toffees wound out the bold aromas.
Palate
Oak bursts through, followed by a distinctive sweet cherry note, and slightly charred blood orange peel. Again, the dryness kicks in and places a death grip on the proceedings.
Finish
Tannic, with strong black tea and liquorice.
Comment
There is a theme running in these samples. Huge merits, but the tannic note takes the edge off slightly.

Martine Nouet

80
Nose
Tangy, even prickly. Earthy, with a meaty note, oxtail broth. Then opening on sweeter notes. Rich toffee. Dried apricots. A hint of cappuccino. Enticing.
Palate
Smooth at first then crisp like raw silk. Spicy. Ginger and chili. The alcohol bite is not as strong as on the nose. Gets astringent.
Finish
Dry, spicy, and astringent.
Comment
Another oaky character. With a charming nose and a less complex palate. Water brings out more of the astringency.
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