12 years old
Drawn from a single Hogshead
Situated on the lower slopes of Speyside’s mountain
‘The Ben’ is Benrinnes Distillery. Famed by whisky makers
for its ‘meaty’ character, the distillery operated an unusual
partial triple distillation method up until 2007. This release
has been drawn from a 12 year old single hogshead and has
been bottled at a 54% to best display its character.
NOSE: Pear poached in mead sits with lemon and quince jellies. Butter caramel follows, livened by darkly roasted malts and pumice stone.
PALATE: Orchard fruit syrup and pineapple juice lead into soft waxiness. The development reveals mandarins, chocolate, pink peppercorns and a tingle of salinity.
FINISH: Sustained green and yellow fruits, orange peel and vanilla sweetness.