COUNTRY/REGION: Scotland / Speyside.
CATEGORY: Single Malt.
BOTTLER: Distillery Bottling.
BOTTLING SERIE: 20th Anniversary Bottling.
CALCULATED AGE: 20 years old.
CASK TYPE: First Fill Bourbon Barrel.
CASK NUMBER: 3000
NUMBER OF BOTTLES:
STRENGTH: 56.2% Vol.
SIZE: 700 ml
Pour your dram of Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling and prepare your senses to encounter an experience as rare as this gorgeous whisky.
First, lift your glass to the light and appreciate the beautiful deep amber hue created by lingering for many years in First Fill Oak Casks as the whisky grew and matured in character. Take a short inhalation, appreciating the wonderful AROMAS WITHOUT WATER… enjoy the rich notes of fruit cake, mingling with sweet demerara sugar and vanilla. Underlying hints of zingy citrus and dark chocolate develop with a touch of warm spice.
Now take a sip...The delicious sweetness of stewed raisin and apple is wonderfully complemented by dark chocolate. Notes of orange zest, toffee, ginger and liquorice follow, leading to a hint of smooth creaminess and lingering charred oak on the finish.
Add a few drops of water and take time to enjoy the nose as it develops… top notes of sweet vanilla, ripe pear and melon and luscious summer berries mingle with hints of butterscotch and citrus peel. Now lift it to your lips and enjoy a slow sip… a creamy sweetness combining with sherry influences and baked plum immediately emerges followed by traces of cinnamon and chocolate. Hints of apricot, orange and charred oak blend with subtle spice and a light touch of smoke on the finish.