Benriach 10 y/o The Smoky Ten Speyside Single Malt 46% 70clBenriach Distillery
Benriach 10 y/o The Smoky Ten Speyside Single Malt 46% 70cl
A Speyside single malt Scotch Whisky as intriguing and extraordinary as Benriach could not have come to be without a unique whisky making heritage, dating from 1898, when founder John Duff built his distillery. Ruggedly beautiful, Benriach stands on the site of the old Riach farm in north Speyside, drawing water from the mineral-rich aquifer deep beneath the distillery.
Under the guidance of Master Blender, Rachel Barrie. Benriach is the story of a hidden Speyside gem; quietly revealing its treasures to be discovered and savoured.
In the early 1970s, Benriach broke convention in Speyside by returning to distilling batches of whisky in the old, 19th century style, using malted barley smoked with Highland peat. This wood rich Highland peat imparts distinctly sweet and smoky notes into Benriach peated whiskies. Benriach The Smoky Ten has been crafted from a combination of unpeated and peated spirit and three cask matured for at least ten years in a combination of bourbon barrels, Jamaican rum casks and toasted virgin oak. The whisky is then expertly married together to create sublimely smooth layers of sunripe fruit, aromatic smoke and toasted oak spice, lingering into the perfectly balanced sweet and smoky finish.
Colour: Bright gold.
Nose: Ripe orchard fruit syrup, smoked honey glaze and oak spice.
Palate: Smoked applewood, honey maple and spiced pear finishing with lingering fruit and smoked oak.
Smoke Level: Rich.
- Distillery Edition:
- The Smoky Ten
- 10 years old