Matured in the traditional style in American bourbon barrels, this whisky is then ‘finished’ in Madeira barrels, sourced from the semi-tropical Portuguese island of Madeira, hundreds of miles off the coast of north-west Africa, in the Atlantic Ocean. During this second period of maturation, the whisky derives many interesting characteristics specific to the Madeira barrel. With only a limited quantity made available world-wide, the Madeira Finish is part of the first BenRiach ‘Wood Finish Series’, released November 2006. The other ‘finishes’ included in the series are Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Dark Rum and Aged Tawny Port.46% ABV
Vanilla and spices with watermelon and peaches, with a rich backdrop of Madeira and oak wood.
An avalanche of butterscotch, hazelnuts, peaches and spices, with a rich Madeira finish.
Silver Medal 2008 International Wine & Spirits Competition