BenRiach 15 Pedro Ximenez Finish
Added on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 02:48 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
Well you can definitely taste the sherry!  Not a monster, but it's very prominent and tasty.  Medium-rich palate, medium-length finish.  Pretty good whisky.  B/B+ 
N: Light sherry, but takes a while to find it...
P: Sherry and spice, but not much else.
F: Medium length.
A light and refreshing whisky, but not enough going on to garner a higher rating. 
Smooth and oily, the sherry is immediately noticeable.  Its like a lighter Mac 18, but not quite as good.  
Nice, almost fruity first impression.  Finish is a bit rougher.  Sherry gives it enjoyable sweetness overall.  Solid.  

Sweet nose, but somewhat simple. The taste is as expected from the nose: a pleasant sherry, caramel and oak, but it's not spectacular. This is a very good whisky...but there are just a number of others that do this same thing better. Consider this a poor man's Mac 18. Given their respective price points, that's not bad!

High notes are sugary, but base is a nicely sharp whiskey. Liquid caramel. 
Bourbon aged with a sherry finish.  Usually works and usually works exactly to this extent.  Fine to drink but not really worthy of excitement. 

n: orange peel covered in white chocolate, dried tropical fruit with rum soaked raisins.


t: sherry is more prevalent in the taste, prunes and dried cherries with a bit of waxy milk chocolate in the initial sip. Light spice with the oak and caramel appearing in the middle. A sweet vanilla finish that is thin. Nothing really comes together here, and the notes hit at odd times. (B-/C+.)

Melted brown sugar, Apple flambé, brown ale beer, young strawberry, and light smoke.

Floral perfume and dried flower petals. Toasted pretzel, Bosc pear, and yellow apples.

Medium lengthen finish of toasted walnuts.  

N:  faint tin.


P:  Anything but a bosc pear.  A bit metallic.  Moldy fruit.  Moldy finish. 

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