Benriach Solstice 17 year old Second Edition
A rare bottling of this Benriach Solstice 17 year old Second Edition Heavily Peated / Port Finish Single Malt Whisky.
The first edition Solstice was a 15 year old. While this has a couple of years extra maturation of the heavily peated malted barley in ex-Bourbon casks before finishing in Tawny Port casks.
Benriach Solstice 17 year old Second Edition Distillery Tasting Notes :-
Nose : Fabulous aroma of stewed summer berries including strawberries, blackcurrants and red currants. The berry component is richly locked together by a muscular peaty blast. Latter traces of fortified wine and grape like qualities become apparent.
Palate : Initial, dry roasted nutty notes flow over the palate. This advances to become a heavy peaty affair. Subtle notes of dried raisins, and candied fruit.
Finish : Smooth and very long with the dominant peat flavours lingering on the palate.
Benriach Solstice 17 year old Second Edition Award
International Wine and Spirits Competition 2013 – Silver Outstanding
BenRiach Malt Whisky Distillery History.
The BenRiach Distillery established by the Grant Family in 1898 on the same site as the Longmorn Distillery.
Indeed, locally BenRiach is sometimes referred to as ‘Longmorn 2’.
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