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BenRiach The Smoky Twelve 12 Year Old Review

10th December 2020
Review of BenRiach The Smoky Twelve 12 Year Old.

BenRiach The Smoky Twelve 12 Year OldBenRiach The Smoky Twelve 12 Year Old is the new peated 12 year old offering in the recently revamped BenRiach core range.

Matured in an unconventional mix of three types of cask - bourbon, sherry and Marsala which should give the peated spirit a fruity influence.

The BenRiach The Smoky 12 is bottled at 46% ABV and has a RRP of 48

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Light honeyed peat smoke, a little vanilla and some orange zest, just a touch of sweet peppery spice.

Taste: Sweet pear and raisin and some bitter orange infused with sweet peppery peat smoke, sweet oak spiced honey and a little vanilla milk chocolate covered fudge.

Finish: Peppery, orange and some lingering sweet peat.

Comment: In comparison to the 'The Smoky Ten' there is a better more enticing nose on the The Smoky Ten, but on the palate this is almost as much a pleasure but it doesn't hang around as long on the finish, still a quality dram but if I had to choose between The Smoky Ten and The Smoky Twelve' for me the Ten pips it but both are quality drams.

SMW Whisky Score 86/100

You will find the new look BenRiach core whisky range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt

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