Being the first whisky to be certified 'Organic' by UK Soil Association standards, this Single Malt is a bit of a trend-setter. Maturation in American virgin oak casks gives this Benromach a surprising depth and complexity, which is rarely found at this young age. On the nose, I get banana, apricots and toffee with lemongrass, marshmallows and hints of fresh mint. All very sweet and spicy. Tropical fruits, green tea and even a touch of chili follow on the palate before the lingering, cask-dominated and mildly dry finish kicks in. This dram is refreshingly different!
sweet, vanilla and honey, the virigin oak does its trick nicley - fresh citrus, green apples, fruity but spicey as well, nice oak influence. Finish is all right, gets a bit oaky at the end. Fine everyday dram!
An interesting dram and very different from your standard Speysides, also I find this quite different to the other Benromach range. Worth a try.
Initial alcohol hit has a short blast of petrol, it quickly passes into sweetness, I get candy floss, sweet citrus tones, then into some old wood notes (like the old school smell), but a lot of sweet fruits, candied fruits, spices in the background, pepper.
Creamy but not too sweet, it follow the nose of old wood/school smell for me, then comes the sweetness and toffee. I get a real sherry note, even though it is not at all sherry cask, maybe that comes from the medium sweetness and creamy mouthfeel.
Water opens up more grassy, herbal or rather musty notes and changes the taste. I actually prefer it without water.