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Benriach 15 Year Old Dark Rum Wood Finish

A taste of Sunshine from the cold north of Scotland

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@JohnoftheYardReview by @JohnoftheYard

2nd Sep 2009


Benriach 15 Year Old Dark Rum Wood Finish
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I can almost feel the dreadlocks seeping out of the top of my head when I drink this, the dark rum barrel used for creating this whisky has worked wonders both on the nose and the old taste buds.

This doesn't taste like rum as such but has some wonderful sugary, banana, toffee aromas which make me think back to walking along a Carabbean beach as the sun slowly sets behind me.

Wonderful brown sugar and the banoffee pie you get from Pizza Hut on the palate, there is also a hint of cinnamon and maybe even fresh thyme, but I may having West Indian flash backs again.

Oh and you want to know the best thing about this whsiky? The price, all the Benriach range is cheap as chips, if this was from one of the big names you'd be paying well over the £35 you can get this for.

The Captain.

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jeanluc commented

Yep, your description has got my taste buds thinking. With the brown sugar and rum it almost sounds like hints of a Whisky Mojito!?!

14 years ago 0

yossiyitzak commented

Man-o-Maneschewitz, you make this sound like a very appetizing dram!!

14 years ago 0

LeFrog commented

Fantastic whisky this, one of my favourite rum finished drams.

14 years ago 0

dougwatts commented

Sounds lovely - if anything maybe too much rum influence - not many traditional WHISKY notes in that review Captain!

This is going on my wish list though - never tried a rum finish.

14 years ago 0

Carlito commented

Wasn't too sure when I got this one, but I sure don't regret it now! I really like to have different avenues when I pick what I'll be drinking: this one was a nice addition to my offering of tastes. Very good description by the way! And it is cheap!

13 years ago 0

talexander commented

Ha - I just got back from a Highland single malt workshop at an LCBO in Toronto - and the person who conducted the tasting (which was excellent, and this was one of the bottles we tasted) quoted your exact review in his notes (crediting a review of this whisky he read). What a small world!

12 years ago 0