BenRiach 1995 (cask #74743)

One of the single casks in Batch 12: BenRiach 1995 cask #74743. It was bottled from a bourbon barrel.



BenRiach 1995 single cask 74743BenRiach 20 yo 1995 (58,9%, OB 2015, bourbon barrel #74743, 186 btl.)

Nose: could be the profile of an aged grain whisky, or a virgin oak maturation. Think lots of vanilla, coconut cream and a tropical fruitiness (pineapple, melon). Marshmallows. Hints of cinnamon rolls and fig jam.

Mouth: punchy, very thick with a syrupy sweetness. Big vanilla, big coconut, some banana and maple syrup. Some citrus candy. Cinnamon rolls and marshmallows again. Hints of mint as well as a rough oaky edge that reminds me of bourbon whiskey.

Finish: long, spicy and oaky

An intense BenRiach that combines elements of Scotch whisky, bourbon whiskey and grain whisky. Bottom line: the cask is leading the conversation here. Around € 160.

Score: 87/100