The BenRiach 18 Years Old Latada is an exceptional limited new expression from Speyside, and one of the heavily peated range. Matured in American white oak casks, this single malt whisky is finished in Madeira wine casks - matured for a total of 18 years. The name 'Latada' is in reference to the vine system on the Portuguese island of Madeira, where the grapevines are organised above ground level in a horizontal pattern. This expression was bottled at 46%, at a natural golden colour and is non chill filtered.
Peat smoke on the nose, combined with fresh pear and citrus fruits and honey. On the palate it reveals the fresh fruity syrup infused with sweet peat, and a little spice from oak and citrus prickle. This contributes to a long and warming finish