Friday, June 19, 2009

Another great Benriach

Benriach 18 Year Old Moscatel Finish D&M Exclussive Bottling - just arrived via their whisky club. Distilled: 1991, Bottled: Bottled: January 2009. Cask# 4491, 251 Bottles. 57.5% ABV. This whisky was aged for 18 years and finished in a Moscatel cask #4491. Reddish walnut color with thick legs. There is a slight hint of mint and pepper to the nose. Very pretty with soft malt, candied fruits- pineapple and cherrieswith heather notes. There is sweetness right before a fiercely hot finish. A couple of drops of water really tames the heat. D&M Tasting Notes.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sad to see this go

One of the best of the collection finished off with GH. A Banff from 1976 - 28yrs old. unreal nose and taste to match. Py up for this if it can still be found. Clearly Gordon & McPhail put this great cask into bottles before it went to sleep with the whisky angels.