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Benromach 2007 - Sassicaia

Overall rating
82.62/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Vintage
2007
Bottled
11.03.2016
Calculated age
09 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon + Sassicaia Casks Finish
Number of bottles
3500
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
11/03/16 6009103165
Barcode
5020613057357
Added on
01 Apr 2016 5:10 pm by thijs100

Average value

€ 54.05

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31 × member ratings

67 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2007 - Sassicaia

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.62 points

  1. Andre Lautensack scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3IlbS7nrPw
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N- Probably the 'eldest' among his sibling with a calculated 9 years of maturation. Nice, opposed to the previous batch, this is more energetic with lushes of milky chocolate yogurt to starts, follow by oily nutty and biscuity notes.  Vanilla cream with dried figs, nice subtle sweet peat interplay with mineral and uprising salts, grilled smoked dried fish, with chili flakes and brushes of honey. Scents of furniture shops, warm eucalyptus underlays.

    P- More winery notes emerged with sweet strawberry, nutmeg with small pinch of salts, well integrated subtle sweet smokes gives it a rather pleasant and balance mouthfeel.  Just a wee light on texture.F- Medium-long, smooth as silk, dusty spices and lightly spiky oak coating with nice earthy sweet. Modern with good substance. Surprise, not expecting in favour of this.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Shane_IL scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This was a decent whisky, but a bit of a let down. There were some unbalanced bitter notes and the palate and finish were a bit muted. Nose was nice though. I think I prefer the 2007 Hermitage Wood Finish by quite a margin.Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/09/10/benromach-sassicaia-2007/
    • Nose
      Smoky caramel. Smoky orange. Salt. Dry woodspice. Cedarwood. Candy apple. Grape juice. Bubblegum. Rich wood.
    • Taste
      Burning grass. Bitter herbs. Pepper. Quite acrid. Woodspice.
    • Finish
       Medium. Quite sharp. Bitter wood. Charred fruits.

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Well, a pretty good whisky, certainly way above average. But really, what does this add to the Benromach range?
    • Nose
      The subtle Benromach barbecue smoke is certainly there, accompanied by some old, moist oak. Very warm and comforting. But the two years of maturation in the Sassicaia cask have had their influence, infusing it with sweeter aroma's. Red berries, some caramel and brown sugar too.
    • Taste
      At bit of a peppery arrival, even at 'just' 45 percent abv. The spirit is pretty thick, almost sticky when swallowed. Some hot ginger and cumin go hand in hand with red berries and grapes, as well as raspberries.
    • Finish
      Short to medium in length. Soft fruits and spices.

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