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Stirk's Selection - Claxton's - Benrinnes - Aged 13 Years - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Stirk's Selection - Claxton's - Benrinnes - Aged 13 Years - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Distilled 07/04/2010
57.2%
Take from a 1st fill ex-Ruby Port Octave

This Benrinnes, taken from a refill Hogshead, spent an additional period of maturation in an ex-Port Octave under the watchful supervision of the team at Claxton’s. When offered as an exclusive I needed little persuasion.
Bursting with thick jam (strawberry) and fig flavours the Port had not overwhelmed this whisky with ‘wine-y’ flavours. There is an oaky-savoury note which keeps the sweetness in check.
On the palate however the whisky explodes with masses of fruit and dessert flavours. Strawberry foam sweets. Rhubarb custards. Cola cubes. It is like a journey through my childhood. Remember those sweets called’Pips’? They’re in the mix too.
The 57.2% is not overpowering but a drop of water softens the edges. With or without water the finish is delightful - not too sweet, no bitterness - just oodles of fruit.
(And yes, that really is the colour - no filter, filtering or colouring).




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