Benriach 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Back to reality, with more affordable drams (That Strathisla was awesome, but… ) bearing 2 digit prices, rather than three, for us mortals. This 1997 Benriach is a very nice dram, bottled at 46%,  and priced at an affordable £65, and another good example for good casks selection in the “The wood makes the whisky” campaign.

BenRiach 1997 – Connoisseurs Choice , £65.75 benriach-1997-connoisseurs-choice-gordon-and-macphail-whisky (1)

Nose : Fresh and fruity with exotic notes of Kiwi,peaches and melon,  very buttery as well with vanilla frosting and oak.

Palate : Spicy oak, with hints of toasted oak, butter and shortbread, with more fruit, and quite a bit of spice too mixed with dried coconut.

Finish : Wood spice,  toasted oak, white pepper.

A very nice, fruity, malty with lovely exotic touches, very drinkable, and offers a lovely sniffing experience. I would have loved to see this get bottled at 50-something % abv. would have shot up in score.

Score: 87/100

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