BenRiach 10 year old, 43%
Price: $50 ● Issue: Fall 2015 ● Reviewer: Dave Broom
This new member of the core range is wholly from stock produced by the distillery's new(ish) owner. It has a gentle, sweet, honeycomb nose, with some banana, a little malt, and lemon freshness. The palate shows light honey/honeysuckle at the start and is well balanced, with maltiness and a signature spicy finish adding a dry counterpoint to the sweetness from the cask and a distillate with good weight. Good price as well. Lovely.