Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 43%
Score: 93 points

Benriach The Original 10 single malt Scotch Whisky. Image courtesy BenRiach/Brown-Forman.This is part of the 2020 re-launch of BenRiach’s core range with new whiskies created by Master Blender Rachel Barrie, and uses a combination of first-fill ex-Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks in the maturation. The nose has notes of dried fruits, heather, straw, vanilla, and honey. The taste is fruity and vibrant with peaches, red apples, and a hint of tropical fruits along with honey, toasted oak, and a nice maltiness along with a gentle kiss of smoke and hints of ginger, allspice, and pine needles that come out near the finish. The finish has a lingering touch of ginger along with allspice, dried fruits, honey, and a hint of citrus for a well-balanced and complex dram. (September, 2020)