BenRiach 12 Year Old The Smoky Twelve
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  • vanilla
  • orange
  • charred
  • almonds
  • dark chocolate
  • smoky
  • fruit
  • brown sugar
  • toasted oak

BenRiach

12 Year Old The Smoky Twelve (0.75l, 46%)
Price $65.98

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A Delicious Dozen on a mission to conquer your taste buds.

In the early 1970s, Benriach broke convention in Speyside by returning to distilling batches in the old, 19th Century style, using peated barley malt to give its Whiskies a distinctly rich Highland profile. Since then, Benriach has focused on producing three types of Whisky: classic unpeated, Highland peated, and triple distilled. Using only the most eclectic selection of casks from around the world to test the limits of a Single Malt, their Whisky masters have been making some of the richest, most multi-layered Whiskies in Speyside.

The 2020 Smoky Twelve is a part of the new core range that explores those limits. Featuring peated and unpeated Single Malts that have been matured in Bourbon, Sherry, and Marsala Wine casks for at least 12 years before being expertly married into one rich, creamy smooth masterblend layered with ripened fruit, aromatic smoked sweetness, and warming Oak spice, lingering into a cocoa and orange smoked finish, all in perfect balance.
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Appearance / Color
Burnished Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Smoked vanilla, charred orange, toasted almond.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Dark chocolate, fruit peel, brown sugar, smoked oak.

Finish
Cocoa and orange smoked finish.
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  • vanilla
  • orange
  • charred
  • almonds
  • dark chocolate
  • smoky
  • fruit
  • brown sugar
  • toasted oak
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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