BenRiach Birnie Moss
Added on Saturday, Jul 18, 2009 at 01:12 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: N/A Region: Speyside
  Price: $40 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is strong "white" peat, much like Ardbeg.  Grassy. Palate is grassy but dirty.  Simple.  Seems too young.  Needs a sherry cask to balance it out.  
A peat Monster with too much sharp bite.  Little else ... really.  Some malty notes but there is no bacon that usually comes with these young peaty beasts.  A nice experiment but I don't think BenRiach should quit their day job.....p[erhaps another 10 year in oak and it will be better. 
Reminds me of a slightly diluted Ardbeg with a hint of non peated new make tossed in.  Very drinkable, but low end Islays do better for a similar price.  Benriach can do peat much better than this.  Put it back in the cask and hold off on the water, guys.   
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