Sunday, 11 April 2010

Benromach Single Malt Whisky Peat Smoke 46% 1st Batch

Speyside region. Benromach Scotch Whisky.
Distilled 2000. Bottled 2007.
Cask Type: 1st Fill Bourbon Barrels. Phenol Level: 55PPM
Tasting Notes.


Colour: Light straw

Nose : Sweet, burnt sugar aromas with wood smoke and a gentle phenolic / medicinal note. Hints of Granny Smith apples.

Palate : Peat smoke and ash followed by sweet, toasted malt. Hints of spice and charred oak are followed by subtle phenolic flavours.

With Water

Nose : The sweetness is still evident but the phenolic character is more pronounced. Medicinal notes - Germolene and TCP are laced by a smoky, earthy aroma. A delicate floral edge is also present.

Palate : Smoky - hints of creosote and birch wood. A sweet, treacle toffee note follows. A rich, mulled fruit flavour also adds balance. However, the peat smoke character is never far away.

Body : Bold, tempered by the sweetness and fruit notes.

Finish : Smoky with sweet malt notes.

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