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 â€˜Connoisseurs Choiceâ€™. 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.