Celebrating the time of year when Benriach produces its peated spirit, Smoke Season is the distillery’s smokiest whisky to date! While smoky whiskies used to be much more of a thing in the Speyside region many moons ago, that’s not quite the case these days. However, Benriach has long produced peated spirit for a short while each year, and this expression shows off the fruits of that labour in its full splendour! Matured in a combination of bourbon barrels and virgin oak casks, this one packs a bold flavour profile for sure.
Nose: Cinder toffee, BBQ-charred pineapple, dry smoke with a touch of peppercorn.
Palate: Thyme honey, scorched bread, ash, fresh lemon zest, another hint of tropical fruit.
Finish: Lingering smoke and porridge with lots of brown sugar.