Benriach 17 Solstice Review

This is a 17 year peated Benriach expression that’s bottled at 50% ABV.

Nose: Very leathery – peat, shoe polish, rotted oak, wet clay, and granny smith apples. Odd to have such a strong leather note in a malt as opposed to bourbon.

Palate: Peat and smoke, leather, old oak, plenty of vegetal notes

Finish: Old smoke with bitter oak – short and dry overall

Rating: 77/100 – Bland overall – similar to Balvenie 17 Peated for me.

Value for the money: These retail around $85+ but I wouldn’t pay more than $40-$45.

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