||100% Malted Barley|
|Distiller||Benromach (Forres, Scotland)|
Benromach has been around since the 19th century, butit lay silent from 1983 to 1998 after it was bought and revitalized by the independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, who purchased the distillery just 7 years after they themselves formed as a company. This whisky is actually spirit distilled by Gordon & MacPhail themselves, who didn't start distilling until 2004. They have revitalized the brand, and it has been received well by connoisseurs.
Bottling Code: N/A
Bottling Date: ~2015
The peat is there, dry, with almost some sweet bacon-like smokiness. The sherry, apple seeds, raisins, dried apricot – I’ve never had dried peaches but I imagine if I had them I’d find something similar there as here. The body is perfect for the set of flavours present – not too big, and not too soft, and with a good sweetness…and a developing, complex, spicy finish too. Fantastic stuff.
Recommended (81% of whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: Average to high, based on $60.