Benromach 10 years, original bottling, 43% alc.
Expansion: ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks
Region: Speyside, Scotland
Nose: Unexpectedly smoky, farm and country air, fertilizer, some cheese. But also a bit salty. Behind it then come through fruity aromas. Slightly perfumed, so artificially fruity. Milk chocolate, apricots and vanilla. Amazingly complex for a ten-year single malt.
Palate: BBQ sauce, smoked fish and licorice. But also some sweet / sour fruit - raspberries maybe. Then there is Alpine milk chocolate with a slightly bitter touch of cold coffee.
Finish: long with peat smoke, malt and salt.
Conclusion: Unusual and individual, but very nice. Can I fully recommend.
85/100 points (tasted 2014, approx. 40,00 €) published on my facebook page: www.facebook.de/notesofwhisky