BenRiach Cask Strength Batch 1 – mit Tasting Notes

Nun wird es auch von BenRiach regelmäßig Abfüllungen in Fassstärke geben. Gestern wurde das erste Batch angekündigt, das bald im Handel erscheinen soll. Wieder ein „erstes Mal“ für BenRiach. Immer wieder für Überraschungen gut und bisher sind alle diese Überraschungen positiv ausgefallen.

BenRiach, Cask Strength Batch #1, 57.2%, ncf, nca, NAS

ncf = no chill-filtration (keine Kälftefiltration), nca = no colour added (ohne Zusatz von Zuckerkulör), NAS = no age specification (ohne Altersangabe)

Preise sind noch keine bekannt. Die GlenDronach Cask Strength Batches liegen bei etwa 70.- EUR. Ich vermute mal, dass BenRiach etwas teurer sein wird, aber lassen wir uns überraschen.

Originale Tasting Notes

  • Colour: Gleaming harvest gold with a burnished copper edge.
  • Nose: Sweet toasted oak spices are interwoven with roasted orchard fruits and dusted with cracked barley. Black vanilla pods, desiccated coconut and a gentle floral note add complexity to the ripe, fruit-laden nose.
  • Palate: An excellent example of the delicious BenRiach character. Creamy heather honey pours over a medley of apples, pears and apricots. Subtle notes of candied peel and fresh ginger give a delicate warmth and lead to a classic combination of vanilla, toasted coconut and sweet barley in the luscious, velvety finish.

Leider konnte ich den noch nicht selber probieren, aber das klingt nach einer sehr interessanten Abfüllung. Billy Walker, von dem die Tasting Notes sind, bezeichnet die Abfüllung als „absolutely outstanding“.

(Pressemitteilung, BenRiach)

BenRiach is today (17 March 2016) delighted to launch the very first edition of its new Cask Strength release.

Like the critically-acclaimed GlenDronach Cask Strength batches which have been eagerly snapped up by whisky enthusiasts worldwide, BenRiach plans to regularly release new batches from its award-winning Elgin distillery.

BenRiach Cask Strength Batch 1 The whisky chosen for Batch 1 is classic BenRiach in style. You will be treated to a voluptuous sweet taste of honey, soft fruits and gentle spices – but at a cask strength of 57.2% ABV, it packs a real punch!

Master Blender Billy Walker’s tasting notes show that the whisky chosen as the Batch 1 Cask Strength is absolutely outstanding.

Sales Director Alistair Walker said: “Cask Strength Batch 1 is another momentous and exciting „first“ for the BenRiach distillery. This stunning Speyside whisky, with all its classic BenRiach characteristics, is the first Cask Strength expression to be added to our core range, allowing us to showcase the true BenRiach style in its most natural state – straight from the cask to the bottle, non-chill filtered and at its natural colour, allowing the distillery’s unique spirit to shine through. It is an incredibly fine dram and I am confident it will prove as successful as our wonderful GlenDronach batches.

The BenRiach Cask Strength Batch 1 is available from specialist whisky retailers soon.