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Benromach, Peat Smoke 2009 (700ml)

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Benromach, Contrasts

Peat Smoke (2009)

46% ABV

 

MATURATION: First-fill oak Bourbon barrels.

 42ppm

Pour yourself a dram of this deliciously smoky single malt whisky... only very small batches of this unique Benromach Speyside whisky are produced, so you will be one of the few people who are able to enjoy it. 

The finest Scottish barley is malted with high levels of peat smoke at 42ppm (parts per million: the phenol level, to those in the know).

 

Nose: Sweet vanilla, honey and cured meat aromas, hints of apricot and lemon combining with a beautiful subtle tobacco note.

Taste: Cracked pepper with sweet strawberry and orange flavours, a delicate hint of aniseed; combined with a lingering edge of bonfire embers.

Finish: Bonfire embers, brown sugar, grilled pineapple.

 

Reviews:

 

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible - 90.5 Points "a soothing softness to the peat reveals attractive degrees of mint and vanilla; gristy sugars are up front and carry a surprising dense smokiness, which soon dissipates; beautifully even middle, with that weak mint humbug touch drifting in; long, a little tart, as a few tannins nip"

 

About the Distillery

Benromach is a traditional Speyside distillery owned by a family of whisky-lovers intent on making single malt the right way with true character. A handful of distillers relying entirely on expertise and senses to make the finest handmade whisky; Speyside single malt matured exclusively in first-fill casks, with a subtly smoky character along with their renowned Red Door Gin. Recalling the Speyside tradition of topping up fires with cuts of peat when coal ran low, the Scottish barley is grown locally and malted with a little peat smoke to Benromach's exact specifications before being ground into grist in their 120 year-old four-roller Boby Mill. They specify a lightly peated barley, giving te whiskies their distinctive Speyside character.