Benromach Château Cissac Bordeaux Wood Finish 2010
Benromach // Speyside, Scotland
Benromach Château Cissac Bordeaux Wood Finish 2010 was first aged in first-fill bourbon barrels after its distillation in 2010. Then it finished its maturation in Château Cissac wine casks for just over 2 years. Château Cissac is a winery located in the Haut-Médoc region of Bordeaux. This limited edition bottling yielded 7789 bottles globally.
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 Typefirst fill bourbon, ex-Bordeaux wine casks
"The classic Benromach peat smoke and sweetness immediately catch the eye, accompanied by a barbecue-esque meatiness, as well as blueberries and plums. There's some soft notes of stewed pears too. The palate is somewhat pepper-y with lingering smoke and soot, as well as bacon and milk chocolate. Not very fruity, yet there's a hint of Maraschino cherries. The Château Cissac cask and the Benromach spirit work really well together."