Origin: Speyside (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ageing barrels: Ex-Bourbon first fill and ex-Sherry first fill
Added coloring: No
Owner: Gordon & MacPhail
Average price: € 190.00
Official website: www.benromach.com
Benromach has been missing from these pages for too long, so it’s time to right this unacceptable wrong!
The most aged version of their basic portfolio, having been introduced in October 2020 already presents the radical restyling implemented in June of the same year, which after an initial bewilderment by the community of enthusiasts seems to have reached unanimous (or almost) consensus.
Matured in first fill casks, ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry, it contains the whisky made from the first distillation done at the reopening, twenty-two years ago, and therefore the oldest of the new management.
A bottle which therefore bears a great responsibility, but we love Benromach and therefore we are ready to be benevolent.
Amber in the glass.
The nose is a concert of warm, waxy notes of dried figs and dates, red fruits, wild strawberries, punctuated by balsamic effluvia and lemon zest, over which hover cinnamon dust and apple strudel. The balance between warmth and freshness is fantastic.
In the mouth it’s silky and full, with marsala touches reinforcing the ripe fruit (figs, plums, raspberry), accompanied by sweet licorice, chocolate, apple tart, lemon cream, cinnamon, nutmeg. A hint of ginger adds some sparkling, and you still find a light balsamic note which, especially on the lenght, refreshes the mouth together with lemon.
Long finish with citrus notes, lemon, licorice, wood spice, roasted coffee beans.
A rare balance between warmth and freshness, flavors and aromas complement each other making the dram varied and exciting, endless, a dance that never gets tiresome.
Review of Benromach whisky in the blog:
Benromach 2009 Cask Strength Batch 1
Benromach Château Cissac 2009
Benromach Organic 2006
Benromach Peat Smoke 2008
Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish