Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The BenRiach Peated Cask Strength Batch 2 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Hello Single Malters, today I have BenRiach peated cask strength Batch 2 whisky for the reivew. Reads the product label "Benriach peated cask strength is a rare peated Speyside Single Malt bottled at it's natural state. The strength is kept high as if sampled from the cask and the natural color has developed over the years. The full flavor from the wood remain". No words express the depth of flavor your palette will go through after sampling this golden liquid. Now let me take you to the roller coaster ride fun I had with my tasting notes. Enjoy!

Vital Stats-
The BenRiach Peated Cask Strength Batch 2 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Price- $89.99
Age- No age statement
ABV- 60%
Region- Speyside
Distillery-The Benriach Distillery,Morayshire,Scotland
Awards won- Gold,2019 World Whisky Awards

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn whisky glass
Serving style- Neat then with 2 cubes of ice
Appearance- Light golden

Aroma- Heavy peat, citrus, vanilla& spices
Flavor- Exactly how it should be heavily peated, smokey, robust. Multiple layers of complex flavors. After the bitter peat ,sweet oak follows.
Body- Full bodied
Finish- Sweet lingering aftertaste

SJ's Rating- Top Shelf (for those who like smokey peated)
It was like a roller coaster ride tasting this 60% ABV smokey whisky. It is not for the faint of heart. Surprisingly once the bitterness was gone, I was greeted by sweet oak like a good old friend. In other words you need to take your time to really enjoy this robust bad boy. First I tired it neat and felt like a dragon was breathing down my throat. It is that strong. I realized a couple of ice cubes makes the flavor more palatable.

Occasions- Special occasions like turning a boy into a man :-), winter, connoisseur tasting.
Cocktails- None. Meant to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks

I enjoyed it on the rocks as well ! Cheers. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. See you all in 2020.

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