The Single Cask Benrinnes 10 Year Old
Nose: Sweet malt and crisp green apples followed by walnuts that were cracked by new oak planks.
Palate: There is a gentle seasoning of spiced cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper that’s sprinkled over malt, ripe apples, succulent grapes
Finish: A rounded, medium finish carries those green grapes, walnuts and oak through to the end.
Benrinnes was founded in 1826. Famed chronicler Alfred Barnard said of its location that ‘no more weird or desolate a place could have been chosen’. `But, of course, weird is good. That’s what makes this single cask whisky so enjoyable. It’s unique. The majority of ‘the Ben’ ends up in blends, particularly for Johnnie Walker. It’s really hard to find single malts from Benrinnes. This is a rare treat. Certainly a whisky worth trying as a single malt, this Benrinnes is really well-rounded and has great nutty and grape notes.