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Benromach 2011 - Sassicaia

Overall rating
83.88/100
votes
28
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

€ 51.19

6 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2011 - Sassicaia

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.88 points

  1. 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

  2. YD84 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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;

  5. 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

  6. 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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