BenRiach Authenticus is the oldest expression in the heavily peated range. A richly peated malted barley is used as the cereal varietal to produce this fascinating peated single malt.
Nose : A delightful balance of wild honey and peat combine perfectly with a touch of allspice. Distant soft fruits add a hint of yellow pear, melon and peach to the sweet, smoky nose.
Palate : An exquisite combination of spiced oak, soft, creamy vanilla and summer fruits with a dusting of cocoa. An infusion of sweet peat reek gently builds, adding an intriguing herbal, smoky contrast to the unique character.
Finish : A fantastic fusion of rich peat and smouldering embers bound together by fresh herbs, oregano, aniseed and chicory. A rush of sweet , wild honey provides a lovely contrast to this lively, intense expression.
Official Benriach Distillery tasting notes.