Brand
The BenRiach
Age
18 years old
Expression
Dunder
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distillery
The BenRiach Distillery
Origin
Speyside, Scotland
Year launched/bottled
2015
Limited edition
1,888 bottles
ABV.
46.00%
Source
The BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd
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Review by The BenRiach

Colour

Summer harvest straw.

Nose

Crisp candied peel holds waves of soft peach and ripe banana dusted with Demerara sugar. Delicate rounded peat smoke combines with gentle sweet oak spices.

Palate

Dramatic peat smoke and barley complement crisp citrus zest, white pepper and fresh ginger. Caramelised orchard fruits and dried apricots develop to a rich grassy wood smoke finish.

Note

This intriguing new Speyside expression, from the same range as the BenRiach Albariza, takes its unusual name from the residue of cane juice left in a still after distilling a batch of rum.

Traditionally used as a yeast source in the fermentation process of Jamaican rum, it gives the rum a unique aroma and flavour.

Dunder, at 46% vol, is distilled from peated malted barley and is initially matured in American oak casks and then finished in dark rum barrels.

It combines the distinct and contrasting aromas and flavours associated with richly peated malt whisky and the elegant style of wood selected for final maturation.