Following on from the success of their unpeated Cask Strength releases, BenRiach have now produced this smoky offering.
Aged in former Oloroso casks, and ex- Bourbon American oak casks, this is a rich and well balanced dram.
This whisky serves up huge smoky heat, with notes of pepper, dried fruit, plums, salted caramel, vanilla, tinned fruit, ash, charred wood, clear honey and slight earth.
Bottled at a very generous 56% ABV, without chill filtration or colouration, this is an intense, natural experience.
Batch 1 of this series sets the bar very high, and drinkers should be excited for what BenRiach have to offer.