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Notes: 2005 BenRiach 14 yr.


2005 BenRiach 14 yr. Oloross Butt - Netherlands Exclusive - 58.8%


Distilled shortly after Billy Walker took over and bottled a few years after the Brown-Forman acquisition, this represents an interesting look at the Billy Walker BenRiach era. A single cask of 653 bottles, this was selected exclusively for the Dutch market.

 

Notes: Nose is classically sherried - toffee, dried berries, jammy berries, burnt brownies. Palate and structure plays lean and muscular. Dry sherry, lemon, touch of white wine, white grapes, plenty of savory spice - pepper corn. The finish dips back down away from the top-notes into burnt notes - coffee and toffee. Spice notes lean more toward baking in the finish.


Pour This For: Big proof, ECS Foursquare rum fans would be at home here.


Score: 6 (Highly Recommend) Structure leans high and dry and loses its grip from time to time. Still, plenty of clarity and complexity.


 

Rating System

10 - Reevaluate The Budget

9 - Stash Two (If Able)

8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)

7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers

6 - Solid - Above Average

5 - Acceptable For The Situation

4 - Not Vocally Complaining

3 - Anything Else To Drink?

2 - Nothing Nice To Say

1 - Drain Pour

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