Pour your dram of this seriously smoky single malt whisky and prepare to relish an experience as rare as this unique Benromach Speyside whisky produced in very small batches.
First, lift your glass to the light and appreciate the beautiful dark amber hue created by lingering for many years in First Fill Sherry Hogsheads as the whisky grew and matured in character. Take a short inhalation, appreciating the wonderful aromas without water… enjoy the hints of honey cured meats mingling with zingy orange marmalade. Creamy vanilla develops with traces of chocolate, spiced dried fruit and a subtle note of dried tobacco.
Take a sip. Deliciously sweet top notes and a hint of warming white pepper appear, followed by touches of rich stewed prunes, sultanas and raisins complemented by sherry undertones. Delicate hints of ginger develop on the tongue with a lingering edge of bonfire embers on the finish.
Add a few drops of water and take time to savour the nose as it develops. Lemon, honey and vanilla aromas perfectly balance the distinctive smokiness.
Now lift it to your lips and enjoy a slow sip…a sumptuous medley of rich fruits, tangy citrus and delicate hint of spice and sherry give way to rich smooth chocolate and a lingering edge of seriously gorgeous smokiness.