Benriach (peated) 10 year old ex-Bourbon barrel by Hidden Spirits 52.2% 700ml
Distilled in 2010, matured in an ex-Bourbon barrel until being bottled in 2020.
Whisky Type:Single Malt Whisky
Cask Type:ex Bourbon barrel
Just outside Elgin lies the Benriach distillery in the Speyside region of Scotland. The spirit from Benriach is full of tropical fruit notes unlike any other distillery in Scotland. They also produce a beautiful, earthy peated spirit which promotes a biscuity malt character and a barbecue style smoke, which is the case with this single cask.
Nose: Salty sweet, with notes of hot cocoa and chocolate coated candied ginger by the ocean. A refreshing burst of orange zest bursts through.
Palate: A cake with fondant icing get covered in shaved dark chocolate and peanut brittle. A bit of petrichor touches the mid palate, before bringing the fondant icing back. Brilliant earthy peat across the board!
Finish: Soft white sugar and preserved lemons.
Hidden Spirits is a young Italian independent bottler, based in Ferrara, that was founded in 2013 by Andrea Ferrari, an enthusiastic whisky collector and blogger. Before founding the company, Andrea would travel to Scotland to visit distilleries, where he created close relationships, which allowed him to source casks directly from the source, rather than brokers. Each cask is meticulously selected, and labeled with an artwork depicting scenery from the surrounding area of the distillery, produced by Italian artists.