Region – Speyside – ABV – 43%
When I started writing this post it was 1 day, 14 hours, 57 minutes, 33 seconds until Star Wars.
On the nose — Red wax cherry lips, grape soda (even getting a sting in the nose like you would if you were to sniff a fizzy soda pop), fruity soaps (focus on the fruity and less on the soap), lipstick. Hints of stone fruits but they’re all a bit too overripe/overly sweet.
Normally I like perfumey, floral whisky but I’m not sure about this one. Time to taste.
In the mouth –Heavy malt character, decent mouthfeel, all followed with notes of cherry chews, lipstick (again), grandma’s perfume, a little cedar wood, more grape soda.
A little jalapeño jam on white bread.
Finish — Long and floral.
In sum — I’ve not met a BenRiach I haven’t loved until now. This one was not up my alley, I have to say. I hope that this whisky does not reflect what my experience of Star Wars Episode VII will be.