Whisky Review – The Benriach 10

It’s been a while since we’ve had anything from Speyside’s Benriach Distillery. And when we say a while, we mean almost exactly 7 years. And when we say almost exactly, we mean that this review is going live just a couple days shy of 7 years, which is the last time that we wrote about anything Benriach Distillery related. To be precise, we are referring to our review of a Benriach independent bottling that found it’s way into our beloved Glencairn glass courtesy of our friends at Single Cask Nation.

On today’s episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table, we review a much more accessible Benriach. And by accessible, we don’t mean in terms of how it smells or tastes. What we actually mean is that this is their standard-issue Single Malt, i.e. the one that you’ll find on a liquor store or back bar shelf near you.

Here’s what Benriach has to say about their 10 year old expression:

Bottled at 43% vol, the BenRiach 10 Years Old is Classic Speyside in character. The cask formula focuses on ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks – exactly the types of wood we favour at BenRiach. This fresh, lively, fruit-laden single malt captures WARM OAK SPICES, GREEN APPLE, DRIED APRICOTS, PEACH and BANANA with subtle touches of ANISEED, LEMON ZEST and BARLEY.

To find out what we thought about the Benriach 10, click the play button on the following video:

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Many thanks to KLG Public Relations for sending us this sample!

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