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2015 Claxton's Warehouse No.8 Benrinnes 7 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Benrinnes is on the rise these days with indies bringing it to the attention of whisky lovers globally. That's justified by a typically high quality output, nowhere better demonstrated by young bottlings. In fact, it's doubtful a more youthful expression than this has ever been released. Tea biscuits, sponge cake and sweet malt are underscored by hints of apple pie and pineapple pudding. There's a pleasant tartness at the finish that adds authenticity and bite to the fruitiness. You can improve the balance with a splash of water, but unadulterated, this Benrinnes already boasts impressive body and a surprisingly creamy mouthfeel. Matured in a refill Oloroso Sherry octave. 58.8% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.
Notes from the bottlers... NOSE: Apple cider. Pine. Cloves and winter spices. PALATE: Sweet oak with rich barley and candy flavours. FINISH: Barley sugar sweets with spiky oak in the aftertaste.