Notes of sherry, dark chocolate and pine wood. A marriage of 100% extra mature Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, a modern interpretation of the legendary Jericho Distillery.

William Smith established the distillery in 1822, in a location that was perfect for small scale whisky production. The area was famed for barley production and the surrounding hills blessed with copious amounts of peat. The nearby Jordan Burn supplied the distillery with a steady stream of clear water. Its remote location helped the distillery remain concealed and difficult for the excise-men to monitor before distillation became legal. In the 1870’s sherry casks became increasingly popular in the whisky industry – evolving from a means of transporting spirit, towards a technique of maturing whisky for those who could afford to buy it. In 1870 sherry matured whisky from Jericho was advertised as a drink for the discerning gentleman traveler.

Jericho was renamed Benachie after the nearby mountain, although the whisky was still sold as Jericho for a number of years. As the Second World War dawned, a dance was held to celebrate a wedding in the old malt barns of Benachie. An old cask of Benachie was pulled out, probably the last in existence. The wedding guests danced the night away, emptying the cask in the process. It was assumed that they would be the last people to taste the delicious, sherry-matured whisky that made first Jericho then later Benachie so famous.

700ml | ABV 46%

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Description
Awards and ratings "A dram with a sweet punch" Whiskysaga.com, "Well balanced and rich" Connosr.com
Description William Smith established the distillery in 1822, in a location that was perfect for small scale whisky production with local barley and hills blessed with peat. Its remote location helped the distillery remain concealed and difficult for the excise-men to monitor before distillation became legal. In the 1870’s sherry casks became increasingly popular in the whisky industry – evolving from a means of transporting spirit, towards a technique of maturing whisky for those who could afford to buy it. In 1870 sherry matured whisky from Jericho was advertised as a drink for the discerning gentleman traveler.
Origin Styled on the original Highland distillery in Nether Jericho, Aberdeenshire
Volume, ABV 700ml, 46% ABV
Comment Presented in a deluxe gift cannister
Description of Taste
Tasting note Charles MacLean’s Tasting Notes Aroma: The nose starts with distinct notes of rubber (but in a good way), then brings on rich flavours of prunes and raisins, followed by liquorice, orange peel, and marzipan. Lovely! Taste: The palate is full-bodied and warming. The rubber notes are back, together with flavours of prunes, raspberries, and soft wood spice. Towards the end there is ground coffee and a good dose of balsamic vinegar. Finish: The finish is of medium length, warming and dry. Notes of rubber and wood spice are back and last to the very end. Comment: The nose is the part that I like best with this blend: it is both well balanced and rich in different flavours – really well done.

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Jericho Archivist Selection

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