This 15-year-old Benriach first matured in bourbon barrels, his finish was obtained in Pedro Ximenez sherry barrels from Andalusia. The fruit component has significantly increased due to the aromas stored in the barrel.
The heavily peated Benriach Curiositas shows a thick cloud of smoke. After the smoke is gone you find some smoothness and sweetness that is being replaced by spices. The finish comes with a bit of peat smoke again and a slight bitterness.
This 12 year old Single Malt is unconventionally produced with three facets of Sherry casks: The full maturation in Sherry casks combined with a finish in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry casks. The Benriach 12 years Sherry Wood shows characteristically...
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