This Speyside single malt is part of the much anticipated BenRiach single cask batch release. Distilled in October 2009 and matured in a virgin oak hogshead for 9 years, this expression has been bottled in 2019 at a natural strength of 58.5% abv. Just 322 bottles have been produced.
There's warm toasted oak and tick maple syrup on the nose with layers of brown sugar, caramel, vanilla and sandalwood. The palate brings smooth and sweet chocolate, caramel and dried apricot, before hazelnut, honeycomb and candied apple in the sumptuous finish.