Sweet spices, marzipan and more nuts…
Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask Benrinnes 1996 12yo Sherry Butt
A 2008 bottling from a distillery that at times is misunderstood. And why? Well, Benrinnes’ spirit can be fat and viscous but a tad sulfurous. And these flavours are exactly what the blend producers want but ones that consumers can flinch over.
Once again that old perfume makers adage, that a bit of grunge accentuates the prettier flavours.
However, with this DL bottling, the spirit has been fully matured in a sherry butt.
According to the label, “Sweet spices, marzipan and more nuts.”