BENROMACH 10 Year Old

70cl, 43%

RM 370 RM 326

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Estimated Delivery Date: 18th Jul except Weekend & Public Holiday.

TASTING NOTES:

  • Colour: Golden.
  • Aroma (without water): Rich sherry with fruit & nut chocolate, delicate spice, green apples, malty biscuit and a touch of light peat smoke.
  • Aroma (with water): It’s a wee bit nutty with a touch of charred oak and malt, and there’s also some fancy pineapple and kiwi.
  • Palate (without water): Juicy raspberries and brambles, sherry, creamy malt and a light peat.
  • Palate (water): Savour the succulent mouth coating and taste the toasted malt, delicate peat smoke and lingering sweet sherry.
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Benromach 10 Year Old

The newly released 10 year old from Gordon and MacPhail’s Benromach distillery. This was matured for the first nine years in 4/5 bourbon and 1/5 sherry casks before a year in sherry casks.

Grain by grain, drop by drop, we handcraft our GORGEOUSSpeyside single malt to TASTE the way whisky should from our beautiful part of Scotland.

Enter Benromach 10, which I grabbed in December, whilst in search of a New Year’s Eve bottle that wouldn’t bore me to sleep before midnight. Owned by the excellent independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, Benromach is a small distillery in Forres which purports to make Speyside whisky ‘the old fashioned way’.

You can read about what that means in reasonably commendable detail on their website, but the long and short of it is a hands-on, computer-free approach with slow(ish) fermentation and distillation, first-fill-only policy on casks, and a lick of peat to keep things old-school.

What’s nice to read is their embracing of inconsistency. Not every batch or bottle will taste the same. And that’s fine. Good, in fact. Obviously, they’ll always be recognisably Benromach, but the little differences and incongruities that make matured whisky the product that it is deserve to be celebrated, not polished over.

80% Bourbon barrels, 20% Sherry hogshead. Final year in first fill Oloroso casks.

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