Tasting notes: Benriach 12 yo Sherry Wood

Benriach 12 yo Sherry Wood

Today’s review is all about the Benriach 12 yo Sherry Wood. This comes from the Benriach series with wood finishes. Let’s go!

This Benriach has matured in a combination of oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry butts. Bottled at 46% ABV.

Benriach 12 yo Sherry Wood tasting notes:

Nose: In the beginning a lot of sherry influences; Sweet raisins, prunes. Then some freshness from oranges and ginger, apple and a hint of mint. But also sweetness, some lovely caramel fudge and a hint marzipan. In the background some spices too.

Taste: Raisins and dark fruit. Then dark chocolate that ends in some lovely spices; cloves and cinnamon. And then some lemon balm appears, also a bit of vanilla flavour in the background.

Finish: The finish is mid-long and a little dry. Slightly bitter and peppery.

This is not a bad at all. Not a real sherry bomb, but accessible. I think this is a good entry level whisky. Not too complex, but with a very good taste. A lovely winter dram.


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