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BenRiach Dark Rum Finish

This was a distillery that seemed to pass me by while in Scotland.  Never heard a lot about it or saw much of their product, struck me as one of the many single malt brands still trying to find their place, lots of experimentation and expressions, like a university student trying to find themselves or the kid who doesn't know what he wanted to be when he grew up.   Anyway after a night out with friend at a great whisky bar in Houston (www.reserve101.com) we ordered a dram of this and I have to say I was impressed.  The nose was malty, sweet molasses and vanilla.  The taste was also vanilla and the rum showed up but didn't overpower the whisky.  Sweet and smooth with a nice finish I was very happy to finish the night with this satisfying dram.  Will look for a bottle now and write some more detailed notes.

Perhaps it does know what it wants to be when it grows up... rum.

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  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No

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