BenRiach 17 1998 PX Finish TWE Exclusive

BenRiach 17 1998 PX Finish TWE Exclusive

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Benriach / Brown-Forman

Region: Speyside

48.9% ABV

Aged For: 17 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Refill hogsheads, finished in PX sherry casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Chestnut

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Chocolate, walnuts, raisins, figs, citrus, orange peel, cinnamon

Feel: Medium body, supple

Taste: Coffee, dark chocolate, sherry, oak, cinnamon, mandarins, nutmeg

Finish: Oak and dry sherry with a hint of espresso, good warmth and length

Thoughts: I liked the dark chocolate and coffee notes with a fruity background, the triple distillation certainly made the mouthfeel supple, similar to what you’d find in Redbreast CS, but I think that aging in the PX as opposed to just finishing would have put this over the top.

Score: 85 out of 100

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