BenRiach 16 Years Old Sauternes Finish

Tasty Tastings Episode 19

At the end of 2014, GlenDronach replaced their 14 Year Old Sauternes by a 12 Year Old Sauternes. Shortly after, BenRiach followed suit and replaced their 16 Years Old Sauternes by a 15 Years Old Sauternes (on a side note: both distilleries are owned by Benriach Distillery Company).

Later today I will also review this new Sauternes expression from BenRiach, but now it is time for BenRiach 16 Years Old Sauternes Finish.


BenRiach Aged 16 Years Sauternes Wood Finish

BenRiach 16 Years Old Sauternes Wood Finish










Name: BenRiach 16 Years Old Sauternes Finish
Bottling series: Wood Finish Series
Bottled: 2012
Age: 16 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: BenRiach
Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon Barrels, Finished in Sauternes Casks
Strength: 46.0% Vol.
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


The Sauternes brings in some honey sweetness including some very subtle noble rote. With some times sweet raisins and white wine must evolve. Now also a touch citric. Undertones of hay.


Feels a bit like chewing on sticky caramel. Touches of vanilla balanced by white pepper. Then the oak has its big appearance. 


Long with peppery oak.


Do not expect a big, sweet dessert whisky. This is a more wood driven expression and the Sauternes is rather subtle. Still nicely balanced and pleasant

Score: 85 / 100 


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