This Speyside single malt is part of the much anticipated BenRiach single cask batch release. Distilled from peated malt barley in February 2005 and matured in a port pipe for 14 years, this expression has been bottled in 2019 at a natural strength of 55.3% abv. Just 272 bottles have been produced.
The nose has baked apple pie and bramble with burnt orange and redcurrant atop a pastry note. The palate brings liquorice and fennel with lots more roasted apple notes, before salted caramel, dark chocolate and cherry notes in the finish.