Monday, April 25, 2016
Benromach Organic and Peat Smoke
Benromach Organic, 5 years old, 2010, 43% ($65)
The nose on this is straightforward and malty. The palate also has a pure, malty character. It's a bit diluted tasting and the finish fades quickly. While it's good whiskey, there's nothing special about it, and it's hard to recommend at $65.
Benromach Peat Smoke, 9 years old, 2006, 46% ($60)
This has a really nice nose with lots of fuel like peat and a sort of solvent note, though not in a bad way. The palate follows up nicely with plenty of peat followed by a light sweetness. The peat is pretty steady and leads into a really spectacular finish which seems to go on forever. This one is quite good and something I would buy.
Thanks to Benromach for the samples.