Benromach Traditional

Name:
Rating:
Benromach Traditional

 

Score:
79/100
ABV:
40%
Region:
Speyside, Scotland
Body:
Medium
Intensity:
Medium-light
Texture:
Medium
Balance:
Superb
Best served:
Neat
Theme(s):
A light and fresh whisky with honeyed Speyside charm, star fruit and berry compote
Tasting notes:
Nose: A honeyed sweetness rises up and tickles the nostrils with a bouquet of floral notes, and a lovely Speyside freshness. Soft and light, the sweetness is thin and its fragility is evident as it occasionally gives way to the sweetness of cooked peaches in a cinnamon infused syrup. The cinnamon adds a wood spice note with some bitterness.
Taste: The sweetness softly massages the palate, and tastes of honeyed fresh fruit and, in particular, star fruit and berry compote; the sugary sweetness of the wood spiced infused syrup is balanced by the tartness of the fruit and the bitterness of the oak influence. The oak does not play a major role, however, and instead moderates the sweetness that never really threatens to dominate the show.
Finish: The bitterness and oak influence is more prominent on the finish, as dry oak lingers with a dense layer of pure cocoa and mild shimmers of tart under-ripe fruit
Likes:
A beautiful whisky that expressed a beautiful honeyed fruit character
Dislikes:
Tends to err on the bitter oak side towards the finish
Price:
$75 (Aus), $27 (US), £25
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