Benromach 15 Year
Benromach // Speyside, Scotland
This is a new addition to Benromach's portfolio. Released in May of 2015, this 15 Year is made with slightly-peated barley, something not common in most current Speyside releases, but something quite common prior to the 1960's. The whisky is aged in a mix of bourbon and sherry casks; only 1st-fill casks are used at the distillery. It is bottled at 86 proof.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon & ex-Sherry
"There's a pleasant aroma of honey drizzled on dried oranges and toasted barley. A campfire is present, but is in the distance. These aromas follow on the palate where the lightly-peated malt comes a bit more in focus. A minty back-note accompanies the whisky on the finish. Overall, this is a pleasurable whisky that has the flavors working in harmony with the malt. The peat is used modestly and though it may not please the uber peat-head as it is far too weak on the smoke, it would please many others' palates (and pocketbooks as it is priced well under $100)."