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Benrinnes 12 Year 2008, CSC, The Navigator 2021 (56.7%)


Benrinnes 12 year 2008, CSC, The Navigator 2021

Founded in 1826, the Benrinnes distillery was destroyed by a flood in 1829. Rebuilt the same year a few kilometres away, it was ravaged by a fire in 1896. Entirely rebuilt in 1956, it tripled its production capacity in 1966 from two to six stills. Until 2007. it was one of the few in Scotland to practise triple distillation. Overflowing with naturalness. from the very first moments, this version delivers with great generosity all the facets of this single malt, renowned in particular for its character, both mineral and honeyed.

Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speyside / 56.7% / 750ml
Single Cask #800307 / First Fill Bourbon
Limited edition of 235 bottles – NWW Exclusive

Region: Islay

Colour: Pale gold.

Nose: Lively and unctuous. Marked by citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit), the first nose is also pastry (frangipane) and spicy (cinnamon, nutmeg). When aired, fragrances of fresh nuts, rice powder and heady flowers (honeysuckle, iris) testify to the richness and complexity of the aromatic palette.

Palate: Slender, dynamic. Very coherent with the first nose, the attack in the mouth is lemony. Then, ripe fruits (pear, apple) bring a lot of freshness to an increasingly greedy, vanilla and exotic (coconut) middle and end of mouth.

Finish: Long, silky. Remarkably balanced, the opening of the finish highlights the peppery temperament of the taste palette. Flavours of star anise even add a medicinal touch to an otherwise intensely malty and mentholated after taste.

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