Tasting Notes and Comments by Benromach;
Pour yourself a dram...as the whisky slips into your glass, observe its rich ruby red colour imparted by oak casks that once matured wine from the Hermitage Appelation d'Orgine Contrôlée, in the northern Rhône region of France, famed for the Syrah grape. Lift your glass and take in the AROMA WITHOUT WATER. Swirl your dram around and enjoy those scents of summer... sweet summer fruits, refreshing red apples, and zesty lemon and lime. A touch of vanilla emerges and cinnamon notes develop, underlined by a touch of peat smoke and a peppermint edge. Now take a sip. The TASTE WITHOUT WATER is sweet and bursting with intense fruit... succulent dark cherry and orange, sharper kiwi and gooseberry... and these combine wonderfully with creamy milk chocolate and a gentle smoky edge. Now enjoy the AROMA WITH WATER... nose your dram and you may detect lime and grapefruit at first, with hints of delicious toasted malt and sweet vanilla with eucalyptus notes in the background. Take a sip and savour the TASTE WITH WATER... at first it's gently spicy, quickly followed by sweet raspberry and tangerine flavours, and hints of almonds complementing the underlying peat smoke edge. The finish is gloriously long and fruity with a hint of smoke.
Our Hermitage wood finish is matured in first fill bourbon casks and is finished for 27 months in hand-selected casks from the Hermitage Appelation D'Orgine Contrôlée, in the northern Rhône region of France.