BenRiach 1991 Gaja Barolo Finish (D&M)
Added on Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 at 11:45 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1991 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.50 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $120 Availability: Specialty Stores
Exclusively for D&M liquors as part of their Aficionados' Club.
Bottled July 2008     251 bottles     Cask no. 4490
Member Ratings and Notes
Spicy and woody for sure, rather sharp and peppery (as in red peppers, serrano, etc) with a kick.  I'm not exactly sure what the finish has done here, but it seems to have impacted the brand of spice and contributed to a rounder palate.  Medium sweet.  I definitely like this, but it's a bit of an oddball and I'm not sure when/how I'd most want to drink it... maybe it's time I tried some single malt scotch with Mexican food!

Retaste: Gets better as the bottle drains.  Fairly sweet, deep fruit and unusual spice festival.  B/B+
N: Funky nose, figs and apricots, strong and pungent fruit.
P: Hmmm!  Redonkulously sweet.  Maybe too sweet?
F: A little smoke powers through the fruit at the end.   And  the sweetness subsides just enough.
Bizarre and quite good. 
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