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Benromach 2011 - Sassicaia

Overall rating
84.16/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2019
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon + Sassicaia Casks Finish
Number of bottles
7026
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613071438
Added on
02 May 2019 1:33 pm by gooos
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 52.81

6 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

71 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2011 - Sassicaia

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.16 points

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Quite mediocre whisky, noticeably fresh, oak. More or less fun in the aroma. In the blind can be confused with the lens hood.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Vanilla, cookies, tangible dessert, watercolor paints, iris, salty note, mint caramel, characteristic bourbon aging oak bark, cucumber, polish, fruit apple jam.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Oak, vanilla, iris, condensed milk, milk chocolate, apple.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Oak and a bunch of milk chocolate, iris, vanilla, apple, medium.

  2. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
      IT: 86
      B: 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Phipse scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    • Nose
      85 85
      pleasant smoky note, fruits, raspberries, apple
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweetness, maybe a little vanilla, light pepper / spice, oak, not hot, dryness - the smoke very subtle in the background. Overall around
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long, a little bitter, smoke aromas are a little more evident, dryness remains in the mouth

  4. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. HedonistMan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    First whisky, who used Sassicaia barrels
    • Nose
      Bakery, Baking fruits
    • Taste
      Spices, wood, fruits, chocolate
    • Finish
      Smoke, fruits

  6. YD84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Norm scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Great balance of the 'basic' Benro qualities (smoke, wood & fruit - which I find superbly balanced to begin with) plus the elegance of the wine finish, which is never intrusive or 'winey'. I just keep sipping it and trying to fathom it, always savoring. The 45 a.b.v. is also spot on: graceful strength of character.
    It seems to me that w/ Benromach you already get the best of both worlds: Speyside and Island/Campbeltown character; and w/ this one you get a lovely cask finish on top. I picked it up at whiskysite.nl for less than 40 euros, and, like nearly all their special offers, this is a real steal.
    Gordon & MacP (who own Benro) really know their stuff and here, as far as I can tell, they're in full control.

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Great wine barrel maturation - successful combination with smoke. A well-made, good, maybe a little too expensive whisky!
    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      wonderfully fruity, vanilla, sweetness, spices, pleasant smoke aromas;
    • Taste
      powerful, spicy, pepper, ginger, fruits (grapes, peach, orange); smoke in the background, some oak; mouth filling;
    • Finish
      medium long, only a little smoke, peppery finish;

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    nice combination of the Sassicaia red wine casks and the peaty style of Benromach, really easy drinkable and highly enjoyable
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Balance (20)
    Not my whisky (81)
    • Nose
      The aroma is thick, sticky, wine ... warm, raw pastries with strawberry jam. Spices and wood, a little varnish ... having stood, yellow plums and milk chocolate appeared (21)
    • Taste
      Dry, spicy, wine sour and coffee with milk (20)
    • Finish
      Dry, woody, spicy finish with bitter ginger and grated stone seed, slightly menthol and berries ... barely perceptible smoke (20)

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