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Benromach, Peat Smoke 2014 (700ml)


Benromach, Contrasts

Peat Smoke (2014)

46% ABV


Small batch made with heavily peated barley. Benromach PEAT SMOKE is only ever produced in very small batches, using the finest scottish barley malted with high levels of peat smoke, this release is 57ppm. Matured in first-fill bourbon barrels, it offers fragrant vanilla notes, which lead to lemon sherbet and apricot, finishing with smoky bonfire embers.


MATURATION: First-fill Bourbon barrels.


Tasting Notes

Nose: Very rich smoke with fragrant vanilla and light citrus zest. Hints of apples develop accompanied by white chocolate.

Taste: Smooth with toasted oak, honey and sweet ripe fruit. Butterscotch and marshmallow flavours lead to sherbet lemon.

Finish: Sweet with bonfire embers.


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.