Review #332. Benriach Solstice 17yr

Review #332 – Benriach Solstice Edition 1 17 Year Old Tawny Port Heavily Peated

Whiskey Network Review #332 | /r/Scotch Review #143 – Benriach Solstice Edition 2 17 Year Old Tawny Port Heavily Peated (Revisit), 100pf | 50.0% ABV

Distiller: Benriach

Mash: Single Malt (Barley)

ABV: 100pf | 50.0% ABV

Age: 17 Years

Nose: honey, jam, raspberry and jelly. marmalade, strawberry, pepper, mild peat

Taste: sweet syrupy jam and peat. vanilla, pound cake, pepper, good mouthfeel

Finish: Long, good heat, sweet, peppery, fruity peat. Much more integrated. Mild astringency

Overall: This is a really great port influenced peated dram. I think I still prefer Laphroaig Portwood but this is easily found and well priced where it sits so I’m not complaining. I’m going to give this a Rank 7 – delicious and complex.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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