Benriach peated, Batch 1, cask strength, 56.9% Abv.

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Appearance – Light straw in colour, clings really nicely to the glass, drops slow running thick legs.

Nose – Cream soda, Lemonade, Icing sugar, medium strength peat, very slight Germoline, Vanilla, Lemon sherbert sweets, Slight Bonfire Ash, Cranberries.

Palate – Dark fruity peat, Bonfire Ash, White pepper, Ginger, Fig, Raisins, Orange rind, Slight Germoline, Wood tannins.

Finish – Medium to long, pepper, Orange and Ginger spice, loverly wood tannins again.

My thoughts – This is a loverly whisky imo, nice ratio of peat, spice, tannins and fruit, and very easily drinkable at cask strength.

Would I buy a bottle? – Yes, it has plenty of flavour, excellent Abv, and very enjoyable.

Thanks to – @maltmusings and the Blind Tasting Consortium (Twitter.)

Image credit – The Whisky Exchange.

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