Master of Malt Darkness! Benrinnes 15 year old PX Cask Finish, 53.5%

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

Another Benrinnes from the UK bottler's new range, here the finish is more forceful, with masses of raisined sweetness, blueberry syrup, and molasses. The Benrinnes character adds weight and a firm earthy base, but this is more cask driven, slightly grippy, and for all the richness of the PX cask, the end result is a little bitter because of the treacle/molasses note. Fun certainly, but a bit over the top.£60/500 ml