BenRiach The Smoky Twelve, 12 Year Old
% | 70cl | Speyside Single Malt Scotch
46.0% | 70cl
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 Twelve has been crafted from a combination of unpeated and peated spirit and three cask matured for at least twelve years in bourbon barrels, sherry casks and Marsala wine casks. The whisky from each cask is then expertly married together to create a smooth, creamy single malt, layered with ripened fruit, aromatic smoky sweetness and warming oak spice, lingering into a cocoa and orange smoke finish, all in perfect balance.
COLOUR: burnished gold
NOSE: smoked vanilla, charred orange and toasted almond
PALATE: dark chocolate, fruit peel, brown sugar and smoked oak, lingering into a cocoa and orange smoked finish
SMOKE LEVEL: rich