Nose: Dirty is my first association. Charred tobacco, wood ash and roasted nuts, peat smoke. This is followed by cocoa and paprika powder, some black pepper and milk chocolate. A sweetness develops with a mixture of light honey aromas and dark berries. Nice complex nose.
Palate: First creamy and then quite quickly dry, almost salty. The nuts are back, salted pistachios and malt, plus pleasant fruit flavors. Baked apples, still slightly unripe bananas, pepper in dark chocolate. The cutie holds back.
Conclusion: A Benromach the way I love it, complex and dirty, yet wonderfully harmonious and enjoyable without a deeper analysis. A whisky for every evening at a very high level. 87/100 points (2021)