Category Archives: BenRiach

The BenRiach Heart of Speyside

I had a BenRiach tasting pack bought for me containing, Heart of Speyside, 12, 16 and 20 year olds. Unfortunately by the time I opened it and found that they were all in fact Heart of Speyside (it was a Christmas order so we can let them off I suppose), it was too late to send them back.

Distillery: BenRiach
Region: Speyside
Age: N/A
Chill-filtered: Yes
Strength: 40%
Batch No.: N/A

Colour: Light
Nose: Sweet, subtle spicy
Taste: Light, smooth, sweet, subtle spicy
Finish: Short length for flavour but warm for long time and sweet
Rating: 4/10

No age statement on this one, being their entry level whisky, so I was pleasantly surprised when trying it. It is very light and refreshing, nice summer dram. Nothing complex about it but for the price (around £25 at time of writing) it is an enjoyable drink, possibly a little too sweet for me, but by no means distasteful or difficult to drink.