Caskstrength and Carry On

After ‘A’ for Arran comes ‘B’ for BenRiach…

Caskstrength And Carry On BenRiach (16 Year Old 1996 Cask 5614, 55.2%) – limited release of 296 bottled in July 2012 – £54.95

This is the second release in the Caskstrength.net boys’ potentially epic A-Z series of bottlings.

“Cask 5614 was distilled in 1996 and initially filled into a bourbon hogshead.  However in 2008, the decision was made to re-rack the whisky into a rather succulent, spicy Pedro Ximinez sherry cask for the four remaining years of its maturation.”

– Neil & Joel

Released in conjuction with BenRiach and available to buy since midnight last night exclusively through Master of Malt, expect this highly collectable offering to sell out very quickly… (If you had your eye on one of the cotton tope bags available with the first 50 sold, they are looong gone already!)

Joel And Neil signing each bottle by hand at MoM towers

Nose: Werther’s Originals give way to some muscovado, cinnamon and salted caramel.

Palate: Spicy and rich. Clearly cask strength without being too harsh and without detracting from deep caramel and dark chocolate as well as white pepper heat.

Finish: Warm, drying and satisfying. More salted caramel and spice.

Overall: Big, bold and spicy – does what it says on the tin, delicious.

 

After ‘B’ for BenRiach comes ‘C’ for…

 

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