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Master of Malt Darkness! Benrinnes 15 year old Oloroso Cask Finish, 52.9%

Price: $101 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

What you look for in a finished whisky is for some of the distillery's character to be apparent, but also enhanced. Benrinnes is a big, meaty dram, which suits sherry and its feral aspect is there. Think of roast beef with damson jam, date, and blackberry. The palate is thick with licorice sweetness and a bitter edge. It has power, and while you can see the join between original spirit and finish, it's a pretty happy match.£60/500 ml