2008 Asta Morris Benriach 10 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

2008 Asta Morris Benriach 10 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$199. 00 Bottle
$2388.00 Dozen
ABV: 59.4%

266 bottles of this cask strength Benriach were bottled by former Malt Maniac, Bert Bruyneel. Initially filled into ex-Bourbon barrels, he finished it off in some ex Rasta Morris Trinidad rum casks for added depth. 59.4% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

Other reviews... There are a few things that you can do with an empty barrel of Foursquare rum, namely a rainwater receiver for the garden, some piece of furniture for the lounge (which will make your partner in life very happy), or a finishing vessel for whisky. It seems that they went for the third option at AM (not Aston Martin). Colour: light gold. Nose: all on white, yellow and green fruits, which is pretty much young-Benriach. Green apples, white currants, yellow peaches, gooseberries, mulberries, greengages, kiwis, rhubarb… all that. I wouldn’t shout ‘Foursquare!’ this far. With water: and pears and melons! Lovely fruit salad, very ‘young Benriach. Mouth (neat): typical acidulated arrival, totally on the same yellow, white and green fruits, just with a little more barley syrup and a touch of vanilla. Perhaps a few notes of sugarcane, but I’m sometimes finding these even in whiskies that have not been finished in rum, so, not sure. I find it good. With water: same, still pretty zesty. Ah, yes, forgot to mention lemon. Finish: medium, on se same flavours. Fresh and fruity aftertaste. A little muscovado sugar ‘perhaps’. Comments: really a lovely drop, flawless. You may now build an armchair for the whisky cellar ;-). 86 points - whiskyfun.com