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The latest peated expression from the Benriach is called Septendecim (17 in Latin), and follows the BenRiach tendency to apply Lating names to it’s peated line of malts such as the Authenticus, Curiositas and the Fumosus family. Who says good peated whiskies only comes from Islay? In the past we’ve seen it’s not the case with the BenRiach 21.
Nose: Sweet peat, cured bacon marinated in sweet BBQ sauce. Fennel, old library books, spices and leather all come together. Palate: Rich thick peat , tar, smoke getting sweater with barley notes, spices – cinnamon and nutmeg. Finish: Long smoky bacon and wood smoke, some fruit too.
This is a lovely peated speysider, and if you are looking to expand on your peated whiskies collection and try something smoky and peaty not coming from Islay, this is a good place to start. The price is right too, and 46% is a good start (NCF, and original color).
A good one from the BenRiach.