- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Batch 1 - Golden Promise
- Sherry Casks
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- JH / BBA
- Added on
- 18 Jul 2008 9:13 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 1999 Origins
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.50 points
- better than I remembered it. a slightly austere dram but good quality. you´ll have to be a friend of old school whisky to really like it.
old style whisky with lots of shoe polish. dried figs and some raisins.
a faint smokiness and quite some alcohol. putty and petrol jelly.
cider apples and ginger. warm butter.
creamy mouthfeel, noticeable sherry influence, slightly ashy and chalky. relatively dry, slightly oaky, slightly peaty.
- A lot of sherry in the nose with a border of fruit (cherry / grape). Taste is initially that of a "standard" sherry finish but in the aftertaste fairly spicy with a sweet fruit tone. Very little hint of smoke. Very tasty.
- a very nice dram.
Strange but nice, a lot of ginger, it reminds me of a gingerbread snack
it starts with the sherry, but later it opens up with orange chocolate and spices
Long, at first you still notice the 50% but as it stays the spices stay.
- First you have the typical sherry note, but during tasting it gets more complex. I loved this oily, mild and not over sherried whisky which gives you a really full body and a long warming finish. A real must have if you like the old style of whiskies in the 50s & 60s.
- Producer`s Tasting NotesUndiluted
Initial buttery note, delicate floral influences. A prominent toasted
malt note with subtle sherry notes in the background.
Palate: Starts creamy and becomes very sweet. Heavily toasted malt
influences with a very delicate smoke. Mouth watering and complex.
Finish: Long and smooth.
Nose: Prominent sweetness with heavy malt influences. Delicate orange peel
note and some smoke.
Palate: Initially peppery, becomes sweeter with a very subtle smoke in the
background. Mouth watering and smooth.
Finish: Long and balanced.
- First impressions are often misleading you know. Actually this is splendid stuff altogether. I drank it neat and, believe it or not, it goes darn good without water.
It may seem somewhat off-putting initially, or even sickening. Manure?, wet dog, sweaty gym shoes, damp cardboard. But thankfully it gets far better further on. Prunes and soaked raisins appear in addition to the sugary scent of a confectioner's shop. Yep, it improves markedly with time.
After such a queer nose, there is nothing wrong with the taste however. Complex, full-bodied. Biscuits, sponge cake, orange, spices, chocolates, whipped cream.
Fairly long. Hot, still moderately hot in view of its solid 50% ABV. Cherries, sweet cherries, Katarzynki (Polish gingerbread), black pepper. Pretty consistent.
- interesting whisky
lots of pasties, croissants, changes into ginger and porridge, bit of peat
all kinds of nuts, i was thinking on a cider, dry sherry to, cooked butter too
long finish, gingery, a little peat