Benriach 40 Year Old + Hip Flask (MISSING MINI)
70cl / 50%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Appearing at the beginning of 2007, this is likely to be mostly comprised of the phenomenal malts that were being produced by BenRiach in the mid-1960s. These whiskies have gained an incredible tropical fruitiness over time and also benefit from a rich layer of chewy peat. An absolutely delicious, rich, textured malt, and beautifully presented with a pewter hipflask. Please note that this bottle does not have the 5cl mini that originally accompanied this release.
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More Details:CountryScotlandRegionSpeysideBottlerDistillery BottlingBottling StatusDiscontinuedAge40 Year Old
Tasting Notes by F. Paul Pacult (Spirit Journal)
Harvest gold /topaz / autumnal color; Impeccable purity.
I'm stunned at the vibrant, assertive pruny /figgy opening aroma that's a dead ringer for Christmas-season fruitcake or mince pies; following additional air contact the fruit perfume adds notes of walnut, chestnut, nutmeg and paraffin - the youthfulness of this bouquet is beguiling and admirable.
Entry is vividly fruity /nutty and rife with full-fledged tastes of orange zest, cherries, black tea and chocolate. Finishes with all the verve and panache of a whisky half its age. One of the two or three finest 40-year-old or older malts I've ever reviewed, period.
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