This Speyside single malt is part of the much anticipated BenRiach single cask batch release. Distilled in March 2012 from peated malt barley and matured in a virgin oak hogshead for 7 years, this expression has been bottled in 2019 at a natural strength of 61.2% abv. Just 286 bottles have been produced.
The nose has sweet orange, grape and cherry candy with salted caramel, hazelnut nougat and birch wood. The palate brings more orange candy with poached pear and rhubarb custard before a smoky birch wood note that lingers on into the fruity finish.