BenRiach Distillery, Elgin, Speyside, Scotland
Well, it seems to me that I should have criticized this Benriach for a very long time, it's an expression that has long been sold in SAQ and if you are lucky you could score one if you travel just a little bit.
It is a sublime malt from an exclusive aging in Oloroso sherry casks and Pedro Ximénez, 12 minimum years!
As the French Jesuit priest, a renowned theologian and member of the French Academy, so aptly put it, the cardinal Jean Daniélou (1905-1974) said so well:
The most mature man on Earth must be the most boring too!
Sherry orange and fruity appearance.
Sherry, no wonder, black cherry, nuts, salted caramel, and dates. Simple, but pleasant and well built.
Juicy grapes, Kraft creamy caramels, beautiful spices like cinnamon and white pepper. Nougat, barley and oak wood. A real delight that makes us ask for more.
Hot and interesting. Its notes of sherry, smoked paprika and cocoa lengthen for our greatest pleasure.
Simple and effective, a cask sherry of this quality at this price deserves to be detoured in SAQ.