Distilled/Owned by: BenRiach / Brown – Forman
Aged For: 15 Years
Mashbill: 100% malted barley
Cask Type: Ex-bourbon, finished in PX sherry casks
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Color: Dark Copper
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Stewed apples, vanilla, oak, copper, malt, and very slight sherry.
Taste: Much fruiter than the nose, thick, rich sherry, mint, oak, licorice, and caramel.
Finish: Medium length and warmth, dry cherry, raisin, and dried citrus.
Thoughts: I again think of this as Glendronach’s funky cousin who isn’t as sherry crazed. There underlying malt is unique, but I think a little more time spent in PX casks would improve this a bit.
Score: 80 out of 100