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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Benromach Single Malt Scotch Whisky

"Wood Finish" Tasting Notes Review

Benromach Single Malt Scotch Whisky Marsala Wood finish 45%

 

Colour: Bright gold.

 

Neat:

Nose: Sweet phenols with herbal/menthol notes. Sweet, fermented fruit aromas develop - ripe apples, grape juice

 

Palate: : Sweet fruits - grape skins followed by a drying smokiness. Toasted malt flavours also present

 

With water.

Nose: Malty aromas now to the fore with delicate peatiness. Subdued fruit notes - soft fruits, peaches and melons. A sweet vanilla note emerges.

 

Palate: Sweet fruits and peat smoke flavours compliment each other. Spices also present, reminiscent of mulled wine. Sweet oak note in the background.

 

Body: Balanced.

 

Finish: Mulled wine fruits with drying peatiness.

 

Cask Type: Matured in oak cask and finished in marsala cask for 36 months.

Whisky Style: Rich fruit flavours with sweet toffee notes and a delicate peaty

edge.

 

Benromach  Single Malt Scotch Whisky Madeira Wood Finish 45%

 

Colour: Golden amber.

 

Neat

Nose: Pronounced spice, sweet and floral notes. Reminiscent of a Madeira cake. Delicate wood influences interlaced with vanilla influences.

 

Palate: Mouth warming, initially spicy becoming more mellow. Heavy sweetness.

 

Finish: Long and drying.

 

With Water

Nose: Prominent sweetness, some delicate smoky influences and some spice evident.

 

Palate: Mouth watering, sweet smoke influences and a very subtle spice in the background.

 

Finish: Long and mellow.

 

Body: Light.

 

Cask Type: Matured in oak cask and finished in Madeira cask for 48 months.

 

Benromach  Single Malt Scotch Whisky Sassicaia Wood Finish  45%

 

Colour: Amber with a deep Ruby glow

 

Neat

Nose: Rich, dried fruits - blackberries, blackcurrants, hints of malt and spices with a touch of vanilla. Peat smoke lingers in the background.

 

Palate: Rich, sweet fruit flavours balanced by drier spice / pepper and smoke. The fruitiness develops along with a strong liquorice note.

 

With water

Nose: Sweet, malty aromas with hints of red berries. A subtle perfumed note has emerged. The peat smoke element still evident

 

Palate: Smokiness more to the fore with sweet, vanilla flavours. Burnt fruit and spices slowly develop

 

Body: Rich, mellow.

 

Finish: Rich, fruit with traces of peat smoke.

 

Cask Type: First fill Bourbon and Sherry casks followed by 27 months in Sassicaia casks.

 

Whisky Style: A beautiful balance between the rich Sassicaia and the fruit and peat smoke elements of the Benromach.

 

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