Unusually for a Speyside distillery, we distil whisky from both styles of malted barley, non peated and peated, enabling us to capture the defining taste and aroma of peat reek in a few of our special bottlings. Just as the original Solstice release, this BenRiach has been distilled from heavily peated malted barley, matured in ex-bourbon casks before being finished in Tawny Port casks. This memorable malt is a superb marriage of peat and fruit, a worthy successor to our 15-year old edition.50% ABV
Fabulous aroma of stewed summer berries including strawberries, blackcurrants and red currants. The berry component is richly locked together by a muscular peaty blast. Latter traces of fortified wine and grape like qualities become apparent.
Impressive colour spectrum, showing distinct rose characteristics, with a bright copper crest.
Initial, dry roasted nutty notes flow over the palate. This advances to become a heavy peaty affair. Subtle notes of dried raisins, and candied fruit. Clean and very enticing with the dominant peat flavours lingering on the palate. Smooth and very long.
International Wine and Spirits Competition 2013