BenRiach 15 Madeira Finish
Added on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 02:46 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 15 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $90 Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Not overly sweet, and quite mild in that regard.  Then there's waves of moderately rich flavors of grapey aspects and maybe molasses hints.  I'd think this was quite sherried if I didn't know otherwise.  Tasty. 
N: Sour apples.
P: Fruity.
F: Medium short. 
Fruit forward nose, slightly buttery, light spice, delicate. 
Boring and forgettable.  

This is pretty fantastic. A great sweet nose of butterscotch/vanilla, reminiscent of Werther's candies, with some spice. Initially sweet, then spicy and dry. Extremely interesting in the mouth. A warm but spicy finish. This is my favorite of the Benriach wood finished 15 year olds. Highly unique, definitely recommended.

Peat. Less striking. The wine that accompanied this, however (the Madiera itself) was excellent.  

n: Almost non-existent


p:  tastes a lot like water that stagnated in a wood cup.  Okay, a very mild version of that.  This isn't really offensive or good.  It will be forgotten in the back of a shelf.

Not a fan of Madeira finishes and this one falls right in line with so many others.  Too obviously finished as the winey notes are just cover for an average whisky. is drinkable and might work on a shelf as a novelty. 
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