- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Wood Finish Series
- Calculated age
- 09 years old
- 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon + Sassicaia Casks Finish
- Number of bottles
- 45.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- 11/03/16 6009103165
- Added on
- 01 Apr 2016 5:10 pm by thijs100
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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2007 - Sassicaia
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.62 points
- 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.
- 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/
Smoky caramel. Smoky orange. Salt. Dry woodspice. Cedarwood. Candy apple. Grape juice. Bubblegum. Rich wood.
Burning grass. Bitter herbs. Pepper. Quite acrid. Woodspice.
Medium. Quite sharp. Bitter wood. Charred fruits.
- Well, a pretty good whisky, certainly way above average. But really, what does this add to the Benromach range?
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.
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.
Short to medium in length. Soft fruits and spices.