[Quick Review] Benromach - Contrasts: Triple Distilled 46%


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Distillery: Benromach

Bottler: Distillery

Age: n/a

Distilled: 2011

Bottled: 2022

Cask: 1st fill ex-bourbon barrels

Abv: 46%

Unchillfiltered: Yes

Natural Colour: Yes

Nb of bottles: n/a

Extra: Limited release

My tasting notes:

Nose: Fruity and tropical with a whiff of smoke. A little salt, citrus, malty vanilla and green apple. There’s also some minerality to it, slight chalkiness. Very inviting nose!

Palate: Creamy but not too thick on the mouthfeel (I guess that is probably due to the triple distillation…). Mix of lemon and maritime ash, oak spice, green fruits (banana, apples) and slight poached pears.

Finish: Oak and vanilla sweetness with some slight iodine and gentle smoke. Overripe banana, lemon rind and hints of crème anglaise.

With water: Sweeter nose with more yellow fruit (peach). The palate loses in smoke and gets sweeter and maltier. The finish is maltier and oakier.

Overall this is another tasty offering from the guys at Benromach. The palate is a little thin and none of the flavours are in your face but a triple distilled single malt is bound to be lighter and more elegant. I actually enjoyed it with a couple of drops of water too.

This is not like the bolder cask strength vintage release I love so much but it gives you such delicate and nuanced flavours that you will actually just want to pour more!

Slàinte all!

Thank you to Benromach for providing me with a sample!


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