Benromach Cask Strength 2003
Peated Single Malt
Benromach // Speyside, Scotland
Benromach prides itself for producing "traditional" Speyside Scotch with a touch of peat. Historically, pre-1960s, the region was known for smokier styles but since then, unpeated whiskies have mostly prevailed. The spring water used in the whiskey comes from the Romach Hills. This is a cask strength single malt release distilled in 2003, that only spends time in one type of barrel as opposed to the brand's signature sherry finishes.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeused bourbon
"The absence of the sherry makes the smoke taste less barbecuey than their other styles. Instead it's more of a classic charcoal smoke, but never rubbery or saline as with Islays. There is a good hit of fruit, vanilla, caramel and licorice. The smoke ties all those flavors together as a delicate accent rather than the main attraction. For those wanting to venture into the world of peat, this is a good way of easing in."