Benrinnes 12yo Fable Chapter Four: Bay is a single cask release from the Benrinnes distillery in Speyside, bottled by independent bottler Fable Whisky. Distilled on 6 July 2009, matured for 12 years in a refill hogshead and bottled on 18 October 2021. Only 272 bottles were produced. Non-chillfiltered, naturally coloured and bottled at a cask strength of 58.9%.
Nose: Bitter tangerine peel, dark chocolate, cold brew coffee, yeast, almost meaty with some slightly tart white wine. Pencil shavings, toasted oak and spices on the back end - cinnamon.
Palate: Benrinnes carries weight and the nutty style is really clear on the palate. Fruit notes dance around the savoury qualities providing great contrasts and complexities.
Finish: A touch of spiced oak in the back. A medium finish with hints of tropical fruit and rich warm malty tones.
Created in 2019 by long-time drinks-sector executives Andrew Torrance and Calum Lawrie, Fable Whisky is an independent single cask and blended malt whisky bottler founded on the art of storytelling, animation and illustration.