Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish 2009

Single Malt

Benromach // Speyside, Scotland

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  1. Maiic

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    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    @quarantainetasting (2011 editie)
  2. Jos-Mass-Espinel

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    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This one goes straight to my top shelf. Last year i learn what a Sassicaia Wood finish whisky could be when i had a dram of the perfect Arran Sassicaia, which is discontinued and it melt my heart because i couldn't get a bottle anymore. Not even in wine searcher i could find the bottle. It will forever live in my memory (and stomach). But then, i got an email from one of my typical online stores that said: "there is this new Benromach Sassicaia wood finish whisky". And of course i bought it. It was amazing. Everything i hoped for. Bottled at 45%abv, with a unique pink cantaloupe color, never seen before in a dram. My wife says it is "gold rosé". On the nose it was very tropical. Pineapple right away, white chocolate, an ashy spiciness, wet dirt, very perfumed but not too intense. After the first sip it became clear that dry peaches were also present. On the palate it was amazing. Only three notes, but super pleasant ones. Hershey's milk chocolate "Bites"; pineapple and ginger. The aftertaste was something completely different. A puff of pleasant almost minty-refreshing smoke and ginger. For $60 you can't just get anything better than this. The complexity and pleasant tropical flavors are just too well crafted. 96 over 100 and that is because the aroma was a little dim. Sláinte!
  3. CraftyKenC

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    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    At the Mash Tun 👍
    Aberlour
  4. jacobhayman

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    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Representing speyside findhorn river Nose: honey, caramel, oak Body: light Palate: sweet, vanilla toffee, oak, caramel, chocolate, hint of spice Finish: short with oak and hint of distant smoke Note: a very nice dram, very good not great but extremely drinkable. My initial thought was holy oak, and it played out as a sweet , bourbon casks shine through, oak mix that is delicious.
  5. LakowJ

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    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  6. Steve-Stearns

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    4.0
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  7. alysania

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    4.0
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    light smoke, hints of berries
  8. viharsheth

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    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    2018.03.13
  9. Richard-ModernDrinking

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I don't have contemporaneous notes for the pour I selected last week from the huge whisky menu at Boisdale in London, but I do recall it tasting like a thicker, more honeyed version of the 10-year. This is only the second Benromach I've sampled, but surely won't be the last.
  10. maybe-molly-ringwald

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    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
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