Monday, October 17, 2022

Benriach 12 The smoky twelve

The first segment(Mostly not available on google search)

Occasions, tips, alternates, cocktails, food pairings, SJ's Rating, Feel. 

SJ's Rating- Top Shelf
It is the best smoky whisky I have ever had. The reason is the smokiness in the whisky does not overpower the sweet flavor and is very balanced and smooth. 
Occasion- Dashain celebration with family
SJ's Pro tip- If you prefer heavy smokey then look for other smokier whiskies
Alternates- Oban 14 (Similar price and taste profile)
Cocktails- N/A
Food Pairing- Goat bbq(The smokey whisky went perfectly well with smoked goat)

Feel- Delighted🤣

The second segment(Technical details that are mostly available on a google search)
The product label reads "Three-cask maturation in bourbon, sherry, and Marsala for creamy smoothness layered with ripened fruit, aromatic smokey sweetness, and warming oak spice."
From the master blender, Racial Barrie "Longer maturation brings more aromatic layers to our distinctive smokey style "
I have already covered Benriach distillery in my previous blog.

Vital Stats- Benriach 12 The smoky twelve  Speyside Single Malt Scotch
Price- $60.99
Age- 12 years
ABV- 46%
Region- Speyside
Distillery- The Benriach Distillery, Morayshire, Scotland
Awards won- 2021 Double gold medal San Fransico World Spirits Competition

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Whisky glass
Serving style- First neat then on the rocks
Appearance- Beautiful dark copper
Aroma- Sherry, oak, fruits, spices, and of course smokey peat
Flavor- Fruits, vanilla, smoked oak, dark chocolate
Body- Full bodied
Finish- Smooth, long warm, and velvety

Absolutely loved sampling this one and presenting it to you. Cheers! 🥃🥃🥃Enjoy Responsibly.
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