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BenRiach 1993 Cask No. 7881 25 Year Old Review


1st July 2019
Review of the BenRiach 1993 Cask No. 7881 25 Year Old Rioja Hogshead Cask matured single cask whisky.

BenRiach 1993 Cask No. 7881 25 Year OldThe BenRiach 1993 Cask No. 7881 25 Year Old is one of 24 new limited edition whiskies in Batch 16 of BenRiach's popular Single Cask series of whiskies.

Distilled on 27th September 1993 and fully matured for 25 years in a Rioja Hogshead Cask it was selected by BenRiach Master Blender, Rachel Barrie as part of this latest batch of single cask releases.

Non chill-filtered and natural colour this Marsala cask matured whisky was bottled at 54.3% ABV, it is a limited release of 237 bottles and will be available from specialist whisky shops as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt while stocks last.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Dry and a little floral, sweet toasted vanilla oak, burnt raisin and dark chocolate.

Taste: A sweet dark berry fruity delivery comes with a lovely bitter dark chocolate edge keeping it in check, a little honeyed tannin and some gentle pepper

Finish: The sweet fruits continues into the finish before finally bittering out to leave some slightly drying lingering pepper dusted oak.

Comment: As fans of the BenRiach will know by now, the distillery does like to offer whisky drinkers something off the normal beaten track and you don't come across many 25 year old whiskies which has been fully matured in a Rioja cask, it offers a good balance of bitter/sweet and the 54.3% ABV simply adds to the flavour pleasure in the mouth.

SMW Score 88/100

You can find the limited edition BenRiach Single Cask releases available from specialist whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt
 

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