The BenRiach Authenticus 21

June 12, 2016

Tasting notes:  Whether it’s the sherry or some other sort of wine cask, there enough grape on the nose to make jam.  But not just any jam, a slow jam.  And not just any [...]

The BenRiach Heart of Speyside

March 23, 2016

Tasting notes: The BenRiach was branching out with this one. This “no age statement” is pleading to be used in lieu of Ivory soap or maybe windshield wiper fluid. One [...]

The BenRiach 10 Year Old Curiositas

November 24, 2015

Tasting notes: The masseuse introduces herself as Curiosity. I look around the room to make sure I didn’t inadvertently walk into a strip club. As you might expect, I [...]

The BenRiach 17 Year Old Solstice

November 7, 2015

Tasting notes: In my dream, a friendly genie emerges from a brass lamp carrying a thyrsus (he’s really into Euripides) and pours out a glass of this wine-dark dram.  The [...]

The BenRiach 17 Year Old Septendecim

August 29, 2015

Tasting notes: Remember the aquarium in Finding Nemo? After Nemo’s managed to clog the filter and it gets all scummed up? Imagine licking that filter while the dentist goes [...]

The BenRiach 25

July 11, 2015

Tasting notes: Stephen was to have written this but he oozed into a puddle. It’s that good. Think of the red leather jacket in “Beat It” when it was first delivered to [...]

The BenRiach 20

June 26, 2014

Tasting notes: The nose is high and refined, marked by restraint and subtlety as much as a Victorian novelist would reign in muscular prose to produce a vitiated, yet elegant [...]

The Single Cask Nation BenRiach 17

February 5, 2013

Tasting notes:      On the nose it’s all freshly-opened Band-Aid®s.  I’ve thrown two boxes into the back of the car because it’s a long car ride and my kids have [...]