Benrinnes 10 Year Old, 2011 by Single Cask Nation
Benrinnes 2011 – Cask # 309608 – 55.6% - 2nd fill bourbon, 198 bottles
On the label: Benrinnes’ house style is incredibly approachable and resonates with such a sunny disposition. An everyday drinker that the late, great Michael Jackson (the whisky writer!) described as, “restorative,” and couldn’t we all use a little bit of that!
Color: White tea
Nose: Classic Benrinnes! Bright, grassy, and floral with a delicate cereal sweetness. Poke around and there’s candy necklaces, powdered sugar, and vanilla sponge cake
Palate: Oily with pear drop hard candies, maraschino cherries, vanilla ice-cream and warm milk chocolate sauce (we realize we’ve just described a chocolate sundae!)
Finish: There’s a sweetness, to be sure, but there’s also a delicate tingly spiciness like fresh ginger, or lemongrass, or even freshly ground coriander seed