Like The Whisky Exchange puts it, “a slightly crazy entry” this BenRiach’s 10th single cask release – malt whisky triple distilled, unlike their regular double distilled spirit. It’s been matured for 15 years and finished in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon. 630 bottles has been released. Mine was only a sample in one of Turku’s best whisky bars, Kerttulin Kievari, so unfortunately I don’t know the cask number.
BenRiach Single Cask Release 1998 was a good experience for me, managing to continue my string of good experiences with BenRiach. This distillery has become one of my favorites, proving their capability to produce good whisky with great variety. I used to think I liked them only because I had tasted their special bottlings but after a few tries of their core range, my mind hasn’t changed.
My movie reference isn’t anything special but it does capture the essence of this fine single cask release. Like Butterscotch and Soda, this BenRiach gives you sophisticated sherry in a creamy toffee and fruit mix. Sherry is delicate enough, so it suits for my taste.