BenRiach – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Time for another lovely Boutique-y bottling and of one of my Favourite distilleries out there : The BenRiach. as always, with Boutique-y bottlings the hand drawn labels are cool, this one features a monkey in the malting room. as you well know

BenRiach is one of the very few distilleries who still malt a  small proportion of their own barley. In the olden days , the workers whose job was to turn the barley over all day long would get a hunchback as a result of the labour intensive work, this hunch became known as a Monkey Shoulder. Only 140 bottles of this batch were benriach-that-boutiquey-whisky-company-whisky.jpg.produced.

BenRiach – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y) , 48.20% , £49.95

Nose : It’s lovely. With candied fruit. Vanilla. Great sherry influence but not monstrous. A bit of exotics. Candied pear. Wee lemon. Dust and smoke. splendid.

Palate: Lovely. Zesty. Peppery then getting sweet with sherry fruit and malt. Sugar. Wood and sprinkled with light cinnamon. Wee peat , more of the earthy kind. Not medicinal or coastal.

Finish : Wood. Sweet fruit , sugar and spice sprinkled with crushed almonds on a pie.

A true excellent dram, Loved every drop of this one. and very recommended.


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