Aged Spirits  

Fahrenheit 173 - Whisky

"The king o' drinks, as I conceive it, Talisker, Isla or Glenlivit"   (R.L. Stevenson)

BenRiach Virgin Oak 50.6% cask 5620 1989 22 y.o.

BenRiach Virgin Oak 50.6% cask 5620
Distilled 1989
22 years old

Big, fragrant nose with lots of oak and brown sugar, also lighter notes of vanilla and mint. Not quite balanced but very nice. Sweet, fruity palate with marzipan and oak. Develops a note of mint. Big and rich yet balanced. Oaky finish with notes of cinnamon and gingerbread. Balanced and very nice. Conclusion: The oak is prominent and ever present but not overbearing (which is astonishing after 22 years in new wood). Very, very nice.

Score: 90 p