This whisky has been maturing for 16 years in a new American oak cask and the result was fantastic. BenRiach 16 Years Old Virgin Oak is amazingly fruity and malty, it has sweet notes of bananas, peaches, and vanilla. It is also full of ginger and nutmeg aromas. The pleasant taste of oak goes into the strong fruity aftertaste.
Scotch is traditionally matured in bourbon and sherry casks. Hence this bottling matured in a virgin American oak cask is truly unique. In its soft fruity flavour, you will not be able to feel the cask strength.