This triple distilled BenRiach went into the cask over 17 years ago, and was bottled earlier this year specially for The Whisky Exchange, but not before it was finished in a Pedro Ximenex sherry puncheon.
BenRiach 1998/2015 (48,9%, OB for The Whisky Exchange, C#7758)
Nose: Mocha, cocoa beans and coffee powder, but also leather and damp wood. Lots of rich aromas, the sherry finish has really done its job. Hints of raisins and orange candy. Taste: Spicy arrival, cloves and nutmeg. Some espresso, followed by figs, sweet dates and cherry syrup. Finish: After the fairly spicy palate, this is pretty mellow and sweet. Medium to long.
A bit too spicy for my taste, otherwise it would’ve scored higher, but it is a very good whisky still.