- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Sassicaia Finish
- Sassicaia Wine Casks Finish
- Number of bottles
- 45.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 10 Jan 2014 4:20 pm by KayMeertens
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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2004
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.60 points
Peach, grapes, orange, kiwi, green apple, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, dried grass and little chocolate
Peach, orange, grapes, slightly smoky, dried grass, hint of chocolate, ginger, almonds, vanilla, creme brulee and mint.
Medium, little smoke, almonds, orange peel, sour grapes, little chocolate, dried grass, ginger and mint
- N- Closed, pleasant caramel and cedar wood, with light chocolate and leafy notes coming thru gradually.
P- Sweet of peaches, vanilla, milky custard, ice cream soda,
F- Short-medium, earthy smokes, vanilla, creamy fruits.
— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
- Blind tasting.
Grains, winey and fruity - forest fruits. Orange, fudge and sugared nuts.
A bit sharp, orange, chocolate and mocca. Fruity, forest fruits and mint.
Medium drying with orange, fruity and forest fruits - cassis.
- Benromach 2004 - 2013, finished in Sassicaia Wine Casks,
Original bottling, 45% alc. Limited to 3,600 bottles.
Nose: Raspberries, peaches and apples, a fruit cocktail opens the nose. It is followed by vanilla and caramel, also opens the peat smoke, smoldering embers goes into open campfire. At the very end opens smoked ham and bacon. ...
Palate: Smoky and fruity, less sweet than in the nose. Light citrus fruit and a hint of oak.
Finish: medium long with a sharpness that resembles the Talisker. Chili and pepper, very spicy. The fruits say good night in the background. Only a bitter grapefruit and smoke alone remain.
Conclusion: For the price a great finish, but also with a U-turn from the nose to the finish. All in all, a nice variety of flavors is offered here. Although Benromach comes from the Speyside, but is pitched. Hence the beautiful smoky notes.
85/100 points (tasted 2013, approx. 40 €) posted on: https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky
- Quite Bowmorish!
Aromatic Peat! 10 maybe 15 ppm! Reminds of a Talisker Port Ruighe somehow. Ripe cherries and strawberries and hints of kiwi
Peaty again ( Character of Bowmore peat somehow!) very dark raisins, oranges, even some zest, ripe peaches, pineapples and caramel
Medium to Long with some pepper and remaining peat which gets some tarish character somehow
- I had to taste this several times. It's not a very complex whisky, but it takes some getting used to. At first it seems like a very fresh, spicy onslaught on the taste buds and the nose but it fades quickly and is still quite youthful. The Sassicaia finish brings hints of fruit and a rose (wine) colour. I can imagine this being a great summertime whisky for hot days.
An initial hit of alcohol (tamed with a wee drop of water), very subtle smokiness (I even missed it the first time I tasted it), lemons, orange peel, cherries, kiwi, green apple, peaches, vanilla
Spicy, vanilla-sweet yet at the same time a tad on the dry side and some bitter wormwood.
Initially mouth filling, spicy, fresh, peppery but it fades quickly leaving an aftertaste of slight malitiness with hints of smoke and soapy oak notes.
- Good balance between fruit and peat. Under the ugly packaging, all the new
Benromachs I have tried so far offer great value-for-money. Same for this one.
A sweet maltiness. Toffee, vanilla, raspberry, strawberry, straw and peat smoke.
Caramel, milk chocolate, blueberry, peat smoke, vanilla, tangerine and
spicy oak with a whiff of black pepper. A drop of water brings out some
Caramel, chocolate, blueberry, tobacco, pepper and peat smoke.