The Benriach Speyside 20yr Old 700ml, 43%
Speyside Region: Big, rich and fruity sherry cask whiskies or light, sweet, complex and floral malts. Speyside consists of more than half of Scotland's distilleries. It is situated around the Elgin and river Spey area. A Silver Medal winner at the 2006 International Wine and Spirits Competition and a Gold Medal winner at the International Spirits Challenge a year prior, a superb 20 year old single malt from BenRiach. Big oaky presence, malt, toffee, a touch of grist.
Nose: Rich antique bouquet. Exotic wood. Polished floor. Galanga. Creamy. Vanilla toffee. Orange and Chocolate biscuit.
Palate: Smooth, syrup. Raisins. Marmalade. Chocolate mousse. Wood never gives away.
Finish: Dries off on wood notes. Spicer as time goes.