2 x BenRiach & 1 x Glendronach

BenRiach Distillery Company er klar med tre nye Wood Finishes i form af to BenRiach aftapninger og en enkelt Glendronach aftapning.

BenRiach 17 YO Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood FinishDen første nyhed er BenRiach 17 YO Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish. Den overtager efter den meget populære 15 YO Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish og den har først ligget på tidligere bourbonfade inden den er blevet overført til Pedro Ximenez sherryfade, hvor den har modtaget en afslutning af ukendt længde. Den er tappet ved 46% og er naturligvis hverken farvet eller koldfiltreret.

Officielle smagsnoter fra destilleriet:

Nose: Creamy spices, chocolate and sugar-coated almonds flow over sweet sultanas and dark fruit cake.

Palate: Dark chocolate and freshly ground coffee beans merge with sweet dates and fresh figs. Delightful, peppery vintage oak and warm cigar box spices add to the long, contrasting finish.

Alistair Walker, Sales Director hos BenRiach udtaler:

The 15 YO took silver at the 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition and I believe our new 17 YO is destined to do even better. It’s a fantastic combination of oak, fruit, spice and sherry, with the sensational Pedro Ximenez influence lending this BenRiach a luscious dark chocolate flavour. It’s a liquid fruit bomb that’s full of sweetness.

BenRiach 21 YO Tawny Port Wood FinishNæste nyhed er BenRiach 21 YO Tawny Port Wood Finish. Den erstatter den lige så populære 15 YO Tawny Port Wood Finish og den har først ligget på tidligere bourbonfade inden den er blevet overført til portvinsfade fra Douro regionen i det nordlige Portugal, hvor den har modtaget en afslutning af ukendt længde. Den er tappet ved 46% og er naturligvis hverken farvet eller koldfiltreret.

Officielle smagsnoter fra destilleriet:

Nose: A perfect balance of fresh cranberries and warm white pepper develops to a combination of tart raspberries and boiled candy.

Palate: Delicious toasted oak spices and hints of orange peel develop to a lively contrast of wild red berry compote and sour cherries, followed by a rich stewed barley character.

Alistair Walker, Sales Director hos BenRiach udtaler:

We launched our critically-acclaimed range of wood finishes ten years ago and since then the response worldwide has been consistently excellent. At BenRiach we’ve carefully selected whisky that has been gently maturing in bourbon casks so that drinkers experience the full impact of the Tawny Port cask after it has been finished. It’s a phenomenal Speyside Single Malt with a tawny, fruity heart. A slight earthiness from the port is balanced with contrasting rich fruit characters and warm oak spices.

Glendronach 14 YO Virgin Oak Wood FinishDen sidste nyhed er fra Glendronach og det er samtidig et gensyn med en gammel bekendt. Glendronach 14 YO Virgin Oak Wood Finish blev tappet første gang for mere end seks år siden i juli 2010 og nu er der altså lavet et nyt batch af den. Efter at have ligget på fade af europæisk egetræ er den blevet afsluttet på helt nye fade af amerikansk egetræ.  Den er tappet ved 46% og er naturligvis hverken farvet eller koldfiltreret.

Officielle smagsnoter fra destilleriet:

Nose: Toasted oak elements which are so intense that smoky attributes emerge. Sweet and lush tropical fruits rise with prominence. Banana and cacao, with roasted coconut.

Palate: Spiced ginger and cinnamon cake with a beautiful smoky twist. Creamed desiccated coconut and fresh buttered toast with a handful of hazelnuts on the side.

Finish: A glorious nut feast with superb depth.

Alistair Walker, Sales Director hos Glendronach udtaler:

Six years ago we broke new ground by releasing four new GlenDronach Wood Finishes, the first to be released by the distillery in its 180-year history. They were warmly received worldwide so today we’re re-releasing the 14YO Virgin Oak Wood Finish and I’m confident it will win even more fans.

Alle tre aftapninger lander på hylderne inden længe og prisen er indtil videre ukendt.

Kilde: BenRiach
Kilde: Glendronach

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