After a few minutes in the jar, after lifting the lid, the alcohol first sticks in the nose, but this disappears after a few moments. Then the dram exudes the scent of fresh birch wood, ripe lime, heather honey and a very gentle smoke aroma, as you know it from other Benromachs.
After reducing to about 50% vol. And again for a few minutes in the glass, sandalwood, lemon sorbet, a little honey and the scent of a dry summer meadow can be found in the glass. The whisky looks fresh and lively.
On the palate, the dram is undiluted and oily, with a nice sweetness and clear sharpness from alcohol. After adding water, a fine honey note comes into play, as well as fresh herbs and lime zest. Mint gives the dram great freshness and it is a drop that you can enjoy spending an evening with. A character whisky to experiment with.
In the medium to long finish, a delicious floral sweetness remains on the palate, followed by a rather peppery sharpness and mint flavors. There is an invigorating tingle as well as a slight bitter note.