Tasting The BenRiach 16 yo

This one is the older brother of the 12 yo I wrote about earlier this week, let’s see what we’re in for after an additional 4 years of maturation.

The BenRiach 16 yo, 40% ABV , £36


Nose: The nose on this one is spicier than the 12 yo. Starting on candied Ginger, a bit of exotic fruit (papaya, sun-dried banana) , marzipan and creamy rice pudding.
Palate: Almonds, Nuts, buttered bread with honey ,again the sun-dried banana, and lots of vanilla coming in and doing very nice things to your palate Winking smile
Finish : Longish, malty, spicy, with toasted oak, and do i feel the teeniest wee bit of peat ? I think i do.

Bottom line:

A very good dram. I like this one better than the 12 yo, with its rich nose, and those fruits, and the buttery palate, delivering all that the nose had promised. Good stuff, at a nice price as well. Very likable and highly addictive.

Score: 85/100

Thanks to Don of the BenRiach for the official sample.


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