1984 Benriach 27 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Single PX Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

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BenRiach is located in Scotland's Speyside region and was owned by Seagrams until 2002, when it was mothballed and later sold to what is now called the BenRiach Group. In the early '80s, it was a laboratory for Seagrams, which experimented with peated expressions and various cask-aging methods. This is one of those rarities. This is a Pedro Ximenez sherry barrel-aged, peated whisky of 27 year old maturity with the same integration of richness and smoke that one finds in old Islay malts or the legendary peated Brora. In fact, we were so floored by the quality we thought it was better than some of the older Lagavulins and Broras we had tasted. "No one is going to believe us if we talk that way," we said, but the truth couldn't be denied. This whisky is phenolic, oily, briny, supple, chewy, rich, raisined and smoky. It hangs with the great aged island malts, but is priced far below them. Destined to become a classic. (David Driscoll, K&L Wine Merchants)

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By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/1/2013 | Send Email
Two words: singular and classy. The interplay between rancio sherry influenced richness and smoky peaty goodness is unmatched; I've never had anything like this cask. Memorable stuff; hop on this immediately because it will definitely sell out quickly.

By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/26/2013 | Send Email
This is a wonderful and unique single malt. There are aromas of smoke and malt that not too strong but are seductive and inviting. In the mouth at first there is a peat taste and then a malty sweetness and a nice carmel finish. This single barrel selection is complex, enjoyable and very good!

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/18/2013 | Send Email
If you love exotic, peaty, full throttle whiskey but also want the complexity that only time can bring, look no further than this Benriach 27 Year Old. This showy, powerful malt will wow you with a kaleidoscope of complex flavors. It is every bit as peaty as the Ardbeg Uigeadail and as rich as the most decadent Macallan, yet still manages to be cohesive and balanced.

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