A cracking, seriously matured Connoisseurs Choice bottling from Gordon and MacPhail.
This whisky was distilled at Benrinnes way back in 1990. Prior to 2007, Benrinnes practiced an unusual distillation process, whereby the spirit was partially triple distilled, producing a thick, meaty new make.
This distillation process meant that Benrinnes whisky was well suited to long term maturation, particularly in sherry casks, a fact demonstrated by this bottling.
This dram has been aged for fully three decades in a First Fill Sherry Hogsheads.
The result is a dram that serves up notes of sherry soaked fruit cake, cinnamon spice, dark chocolate, baked apples, drying oak, burnt marshmallows, caramel sauce, almond flakes and muscular roasted malt. A full bodied and intense dram.
Benrinnes 30 Year Old is bottled at a cask strength of 55.1%, and without chill filtration or colouration.
Just 227 bottles were created.