This is a 17 year triple distilled Benriach selected by The Whisky Exchange. It was finished in a PX Sherry puncheon and bottled at 48.9% ABV.
Nose: Watered down fruit punch, malty with a bit of a soapy note and some isopropyl in the background. Fairly bland on first impression with the PX sherry adding minimal fruit notes.
Palate: Quite soapy on the palate as well unfortunately – a bit of grass mixed among the malt notes. Little to no inidication of a sherry finish.
Finish: Soap lingers with a drying oak.
Rating: 73/100 – Disappointed in this one as the PX Sherry finish seems more of a marketing tactic here as there is hardly any discernible impact on the malt. The soap note throughout was quite distracting.
Value for the money: This is still available at TWE for $104 (excluding shipping) – and I would not buy again at any price.