Halò Single Malt Mates,
BenRomach has put out a collectable of 247 bottles from a single cask. Gordon and MacPhail bless thier hearts bought the cask as is their wont, and here is the collectable..
2003 Cask #28 RMW Exclusive 58.6% 70cl
Producer Gordon and MacPhail
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 58.6%
Is it fair to say that Benromach is a tad overlooked as a distillery? We’re massive fans of this small Speyside wonder and we’re delighted to have another exclusive single cask available. This one is limited to a spare 227 bottles and is full of all the fruit, smoke and a dry wood influence you could expect from a first fill bourbon barrel.
Staff Tasting Notes
Nose: A beautifully breathy and warm wood tinged start followed by sugared almonds, egg-custard tarts, cigarette ash and chocolate shavings. Gentle floral perfume with a deep menthol nature comes through as well. With time it develops with salted caramel and vanilla ice cream. With water there are more dry stone and earthy aromas combined with a rich and rough apple and lemon.
Palate: Strong without water but still manageable. Vanilla, toasted wood and bonfire notes coming through a bit of strawberry chew sweetie at the end and the gentle smoke continues to come through. Water doesn’t seem to soften this whisky at all; it stays punchy and woody.
Mo Clann and I went to BenRomach which is in Elgin Scotland. We had a great tour. Nothing like touring distilleries. We even went to the Walker shortbread factory. Love their shortbread .
“Whisky, drink divine!
Why should drivelers bore us
With the praise of wine
While we’ve thee before us?”
Here’s tae the heath, the hill and the heather,
The bonnet, the plaid, the kilt and the feather.
A h-uile la sona dhuibh‘s gun la idir dona dhuibh!
May all your days be happy ones.
Thoughts on whiskey: “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.
Slàinte mhòr agus a h-uile beannachd duibh.
Great health and every good blessing to you