Benromach 40 Years Old 2021 Release 57.1% NV
€ 1.760,49 (in Vat)
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||1st Fill Oloroso Sherry|
|Condition||In Orginal Box|
Words Of Whisky:
Nose: Somewhat shy at first with a hint of oilskin, furniture polish and burnt candle wick. But that’s when the dry fruits come out. It’s all about raisins, dates and figs, but also cherry syrup. Touches of chocolate truffles and green banana also. Water brings out notes of puff pastry and kiwi skin.
Taste: Plenty of tobacco and wood polish. It’s reminiscent of an older Gordon & MacPhail release distilled during the same era, also very vibrant yet more refined. Plenty of oranges, marmalade, black pepper and a touch of menthol and smoke. A whiff of espresso and cherries too. Finally a touch of chocolate and Earl Grey.
Finish: Slightly drying with more of the above, as well bright herbal notes.
First off, the Benromach 40 Years is a fantastic whisky. But, it is also somewhat confusing. In a good way, I suppose. It has a vibrancy and, dare I say, youthfulness that is unexpected, yet is also refined and shows the depth associated with lengthy maturation. I'd love to explore this more, but alas, my sample bottle is empty.