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BenRiach Smoke Season, Double Cask Matured

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BENRIACH

Smoke Season

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Smoky whiskies are not traditionally associated with Speyside, but look back through its distilleries’ archives and it’s clear that heavily peated single malts were the preferred palate of the region back in the 19th century. Both intensely smoked and exquisitely sweet, the special edition has been two-cask matured in both American virgin oak and bourbon barrels - wood types intentionally selected to amplify the toasted sweet notes in Benriach’s smoky spirit.

"Celebrating the time of year where peated spirit runs through Benriach stills, a tradition revived by the distillery over 50 years ago, Smoke Season is a small batch release which captures one of Benriach’s time-honored production techniques. Both intensely smoked and exquisitely sweet, the special edition has been two-cask matured in both American virgin oak and bourbon barrels - wood types intentionally selected to amplify the toasted sweet notes in Benriach’s smoky spirit. With a new recipe finely tuned by Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie, this expression is the most intensely smoked whisky to be released by the distillery."

NATURAL CASK-IMPARTED COLOR     ABV 52.8%

 

Tasting Notes

COLOR
Burnished gold

NOSE
Caramel smoke, oak spice, citrus peel

TASTE
Smoked dark vanilla, seared apple, and cinnamon with lingering charred orange into a sweet and smoky finish

SMOKE LEVEL
Intense

RACHEL BARRIE -MASTER BLENDER

“Smoke Season is a special time of year in the distillery’s calendar, and this new addition gives both the whisky novice and connoisseur the opportunity to discover the uniquely rich, sweet and smoky character of Benriach single malt, crafted in Speyside, a whisky-making region rarely associated with peated malt.”

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