Benriach Smoke Season
You asked for smoke and we’ve brought the smoke. The most intensely smoked Benriach to date, the Benriach Smoke Season, is for the peat lovers out there - and there are thousands of you.United Kingdom
Colour Burnished gold
Nose Caramel smoke, oak spice and citrus peel, roast pecans & toasted American oak.
Palate Smoked dark vanilla, seared apple, and cinnamon with baking spice and smoky custard tart.
Finish Lingering charred orange into a sweet smoky finish.
While smoky whiskies are not traditionally associated with Speyside, heavily peated single malts were the preferred choice of whisky drinkers back in the 19th century. Benriach Smoke Season incorporates the best of both peated malt and that lush, sweet texture that Speyside is famous for.
“Smoke Season is a special time of year in the distillery’s calendar,” says Benriach’s master blender Rachel Barrie. “This new addition gives both the whisky novice and the connoisseur the opportunity to discover the uniquely rich, sweet and smoky character of Benriach Single Malt.”
At 52.8%, this intensely smoked whisky has been matured in a combo of ex-Bourbon and virgin American oak casks to bring out an abundance of toasted sweetness from all that delicious Benriach peated spirit, we also picked up gorgeous caramel and vanilla alongside smoky custard tart, citrus peel and seared apple.
But how does it stack up against the famed peated Islay whiskies? Well Islay may need to take note. Smoke Season is already raking in awards. It scored gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in 2021 with 95 points out of 100, then backed this up with gold at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits comp.
This is the first official Benriach Smoke Season to reach Australia, and thanks to the scale and reach of the Club, we have the entire allocation. At $115, it’s the perfect Add In for Members who love a smoky dram, and even better reason to recommend your friends to become Members. The bigger we become, the better the drams we will be able to offer.
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Age: No Age Statement
Maturation: Double Cask – ex-Bourbon and virgin oak
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Origin: By Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8SJ, Scotland, United Kingdom
Water Source: Burnside Springs
Washbacks: Stainless Steel
Stills: 2 wash and 2 spirit
Capacity: 2,800,000 litres of alcohol per year