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Benriach 12 yo 1969 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 40% vs Benriach 36  yo 1976 / 2012 #963 for The Whisky Agency 49.6%

Benriach 12 yo 1969 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 40%

Fruit in succulent tropical hues of reds and oranges, hazily spread over stony earth and hay like a worked field at sunset. Thin honey, ginger, green tea and an oxalic acid bite, making it more toothy than its 40%. The surprising weight wears well and materializes an otherwise airy fruit. Wisps of smoke chase the finish. Perhaps an early herald of the great whiskies Benriach would be putting out in the decades after. 89 pts

Benriach 36  yo 1976 / 2012 #963 for The Whisky Agency 49.6%

This one is a little bizarre as it screams a sticky concoction of black tea, dried leather, sweet jam and licorice candy. All round heavy. On the tongue, it feels like a thick goo of cough syrup, molasses and mentholated lozenges. Its liquefied Hacks cough candy basically, and potent enough not to have more than a little pour at a go. Medicinal barks, pine resin and burnt leather plus an oak tree’s worth of oak tannins. Any fruitiness there is, which might just be but for this heaviness, is dominated by the sherry. Sherryheads, this one’s for you. 90 pts

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