Official tasting notes:
Nose: Cream brulee, honey, cinnamon and coconut in harmony with rich port notes and oak wood.
Palate: Butterscotch, herbs, cinnamon, peaches and sultanas, infused with rich port and oak-wood notes.
BenRiach 15 Year Old Tawny Port Wood Finish 70cl 46%
Age: 15 Years
Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon/Port Wood Finish
Year bottled: 2015
This 15-year-old single malt was part of BenRiach’s top shelf ‘wood finish range’ where whiskies mature in traditional American oak/Bourbon barrels before spending a finishing period in ex -Tawny Port hogsheads sourced from the Douro region in Portugal. During this second stretch of maturation, the whisky picks up some of the sweeter aromas and fruity characteristics exclusive to the Port Barrel.
Back in 2016 BenRiach announced that the 15yo will be replaced with a new 21yo Tawny Port expression in their core line hence now the 15yo is discontinued.