The Schtick: This is a well aged core line expression from Benromach, a Speyside Scotch distiller.
ABV: 43% ABV
Age: 15 Years
Nose: Honey, caramel, graham crackers and s’mores. Really sweet, bread forward notes. Some faint smoke, some salinity here.
Taste: Medium mouth feel. No real heat here. Ashy smoke, caramel and toffee. Nice and sweet, like a vanilla sundae with butter scotch, with some light ashy, wood-y smoke in the background. Fainy salinity.
Finish: Long, sweet and lightly smokey. This is really nice. Ashy and mineral smoke, with lots of vanilla, apple, toffee, vanilla and some light cocoa.
Overall: Really good, and generally under rated, I think. This has a great nose and palate, and the finish carries nicely as well. If you’re in the market for a sweet, bread-y, balanced dram with some present but not aggressive smoke, this is the dram for you.
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