Category Archives: BenRiach

BenRiach 25, 50%

A while ago there was a combination deal on the two regularly available BenRiach 25s, the normal one and the peated one. Of course, that was cause enough for a bottle-share. With me it always takes a while before everything … Continue reading

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Two new bottle-shares

At some point I promised my wife that I’d stop doing bottle-shares for a while. I suck at keeping promises like that. Here’s another two: Irish single malts Irish Single Malt, 12yo, The Nectar of the Daily Drams, 52.9% Irish … Continue reading

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BenRiach 2005-2014, 9yo, Peated, Virgin Oak finish, 58.7%

My father in law has a developed a taste for Virgin Oak matured (or finished) whiskies. Over the years he’s gathered a few here and there with the idea of hosting a tasting for us at some point. That hasn’t … Continue reading

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Two BenRiach cask samples. A Virgin Oak and a PX Sherry

Last year I went to Scotland on holiday. We visited BenRiach distillery, which is a truly great place for any whisky lover. Of course, there were some samples tasted and in this case they came straight from random casks in … Continue reading

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Port & Peat bottle share wrap-up

The only thing I’ve got to do with the Bottle share whiskies of the Port & Peat theme I recently bought, sampled, handed over and tasted is decide which one is my favorite and finish the bottles (read: my own samples). … Continue reading

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BenRiach 17yo, Solstice (batch II), 50%

The final installment of the Port & Peat bottle share and this time it’s a whisky I’ve actually tried before. The BenRiach Solstice has been around for a couple of years and it’s fairly easy to get hold of at … Continue reading

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Port & Peat – A small bottle share

A couple of years ago in a whisky magazine, I can’t remember which one, I read an article about port casks being the new sherry casks. The main reason behind this train of thought was that Port still pretty popular, … Continue reading

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BenRiach 1969, 40% – Gordon & MacPhail’s Connoisseurs Choice

While BenRiach is rapidly becoming one of my favourite distilleries (as are all that I taste a couple good drams of), it’s always lovely to taste where it all comes from. How whisky from now compare with ones from decades … Continue reading

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My favourite events of 2013

Looking back at the almost gone year I remember quite a lot of whisky events. Not as many as some years ago when I visited so many festivals I couldn’t even remember them all, but the quality of each individual … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 9 – BenRiach 21 Authenticus, 46%

Another post to catch up on the one left missing. Unfortunately, I didn’t taste this one before I spotted what it was on our little forum at http://www.levenswater.nl. I only tasted the Authenticus years ago after seeing it in The … Continue reading

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