The BenRiach 18yr Single Cask Scotch Whisky
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The BenRiach 18yr Single Cask Scotch Whisky - 1995

Item # 32470 750mL
$199.96/ Single Bottle
$1199.76/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

After collaborating with Master Distiller Billy Walker on two very different single cask exclusives of The Glendronach, this unforgettable cask of Benriach rounds out the trio. This 1995 expression was aged for 18 years and finished in a tawny Port cask. Unblended and undiluted, the natural strength has retained the full complexity of this remarkable spirit. Red stone fruits and berries are side by side with notes of green pepper, Christmas cake, and roasted coffee beans.The flavors follow the aromas with the additional flavors of fudge, molasses, and candied peach.

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Staff Pick Notes

A dash of water can be the simplest way to open a cask strength whisky and let its aromas and flavors evolve. That's exactly what I did with this incredible Speyside whisky. The Benriach 18-year scotch was distilled in 1995 and left to mature in used tawny port casks. The tawny port casks offer just a hint of toffee, molasses, and roasted nuts. Aromas of earth, eucalyptus, and leather lend a savory balance to the whisky. This wonderfully rich and creamy whisky evolves, with a dash of spring water, into a plethora of fruit notes from stewed apples to strawberries and stone fruit balanced by ample sea-salted caramel and chocolate notes. A special whisky for a special person.


Astor's Glossary of Terms


As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”


Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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