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BenRiach 2005 Cask No. 2682 12 Year Old Review


22nd June 2018
Review of the BenRiach 2005 Cask No. 2682 12 Year Old.

BenRiach 2005 Cask No. 2682 12 Year OldThe BenRiach 2005 Cask No. 2682 12 Year Old is one of 17 new limited edition whiskies in Batch 15 of BenRiach's popular Single Cask series of whiskies.

Distilled on 16th February 2005, this peated expression of the BenRiach was fully matured for 12 years in a Port cask and 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 peated port cask matured whisky was bottled at 53.9% ABV, it is a limited release of 729 bottles and will be available from specialist whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt while stocks last.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes::

Nose: Up front there is gentle earthy peat smoke, cigar box notes and a touch of liquorice, behind these is a touch of orange, cinnamon and a delicate touch of pepper.

Taste: Orange infused with gentle ashy, earthy peat smoke, some lovely juicy raisin, a little peach and vanilla follow close behind.

Finish:: The port fruitiness fades first as the mild smoke becomes a little more ashy, before fading, a touch of pepper and mildly drying oak bitters out.

Comment: The nose didn't quite let on about the fruity side of the pleasure that was to come in the mouth but the palate and lingering finish certainly lets you know what this whisky is about. By no means a peat monster, more a gentler balance of peat and port.

SMW Score 84/100

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