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.