BenRiach - Authenticus Peated Malt 30 year old

70cl / 700ml / 46%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
BenRiach
Series / Description
Authenticus Peated Malt
Year Bottled
2017
Age
30 year old
Alcohol ABV
46%
Cask Wood Type
Oak
Packaging
Original Box
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP8626
£399.95

Availability: In stock

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Product Description

BenRiach have extended their pleasingly peaty Authenticus series with a 30 year old expression (following on from the 21 Year Old and 25 Year Old).

A rich, smoky, well-balanced dram from this fantastic distillery.

Nose: A crackling bonfire of a nose, with some hickory-like elements as well as light, sweet spice and a touch of baked apple. Then things become meaty, with maple syrup-cured bacon (Frazzles, for the more down-to-earth). The weight of age is in evidence, but you do wonder if it’s almost too smoky. Water again shows maturity, as well as Lapsang Souchong tea, but it seems slightly less self-assured.

Palate: Surprising because, after the tumult of the nose, this is calm and minty cool, to start with at least. The smoke is also better-integrated than the nose suggests, and the wood offers some grip. The sweetness is pumped forward, with barbecued pineapple, date and some black fruits and nutmeg.

Finish: Liquorice, light heathery smoke and medium length. Good layering with water. Conclusion The smoke has been retained well, even after all these years. A rare treat.

Right place, right time: After Eights around a bonfire.

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