Benriach The Smoky Twelve 12 Year Old Three Cask Matured

In the early 1970s, Benriach broke convention in Speyside by returning to distilling batches of whisky in the old, 19th century style, using malted barley smoked with Highland peat. This wood rich Highland peat imparts distinctly sweet and smoky notes into Benriach peated whiskies.
The Smoky Twelve is the perfect marriage of fruit, malt, oak and rich layers of smoke. Crafted from a combination of unpeated and peated spirit and three cask matured for at least twelve years in bourbon barrels, sherry casks, and Marsala wine casks. The whisky from each cask is then expertly married together to create a smooth, creamy Single Malt, multilayered with flavours of ripened fruit, aromatic smoky sweetness and warming oak spice.

    Nose:    Smoked vanilla, charred orange and toasted almond.

    Taste:    Dark chocolate, fruit peel, brown sugar and smoked oak.

    Finish:    Long, lingering into a cocoa and orange smoked finish.