Benriach 1997 Connoisseurs Choice Single Speyside Malt Whisky

70cl/46% In the mid-1960s Gordon & MacPhail took the unprecedented step of launching a range of single malts under the brand name ‘Connoisseurs Choice’. Until this time, many of the whiskies the range featured would not have been available as single malt. Today, Connoisseurs Choice retains this exclusive nature with a range of rare and sought after single malts from distilleries throughout Scotland. TASTING NOTE Colour: Pale golden. WITHOUT WATER: Nose: Subtle Sherry aromas, herbal with a delicate green bracken edge. Malt aromas, with a subtle hint of almond. Palate: Peppery, with a touch of cream toffees, some Brazil nut influences and hints of ripe red berries. Reminiscent of ice-cream soda. WITH WATER: Nose: Almond aromas, with sweet marzipan notes, delicate hints of sweet Sherry and a delicate hint of oak. Palate: Cracked pepper, sweet and creamy. With a rich dark chocolate edge. Body: Light to medium. Finish: Fruity with hints of chocolate. Cask Type(s): Refill Sherry hogsheads. Whisky Style: Light and subtle - aperitif.