Matured in First Fill Sherry Hogsheads and Peated to 55 PPM
Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured uses the finest Scottish barley malted with high levels of peat smoke at 55ppm, and made in limited quantities.
Laid down in 2012 before being bottled in 2021, this expression is natural in colour and non-chill filtered. It has been matured exclusively in first-fill sherry hogshead casks which results in cinnamon and ginger aromas with rich dark chocolate and stewed red berry flavours. This leads to a full finish of peat smoke and sweetness.
Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager at Benromach, said: “This small batch vintage expression has been created in a style which is deliberately different to the subtle smokiness Benromach is well-known for. This is only the second time we’ve released a heavily sherried peat smoke expression and we’re very proud of its unique flavour profile. Although it is different from the first sherry matured peat smoke expression we released in March 2019, given the enthusiasm we received from whisky fans we expect this release to be very popular."
Aromas: Appealing cinnamon and ginger aromas with rich dark chocolate giving way to soft demerara sugar. Seville orange peel with sweet smoke.
Palate: Cocoa powder and sweet, creamy honeycomb accompany stewed red berries. Subtle vanilla and cracked black pepper lead to toasted almonds.
Finish: A full finish with Morello cherry, peat smoke and sweetness.
At Benromach they honour the old ways. From careful distillation through many years of maturation, every moment is spent nurturing each classic whisky, creating a single malt that tastes the way it should from this beautiful part of Scotland. Admired the world over for their whisky expertise, today they pour passion and knowledge into making gorgeous single malts. A lost taste of Speyside to bring back and share. That’s why they call it a Taste Rediscovered.
True to Benromach’s cherished values, distillers carefully make this gorgeous Cask Strength vintage single malt Scotch whisky the way they always have. Handcrafting each stage of the distillation process by sight, by sound, by touch. Creating a beautifully balanced character with a distinctive smoky edge.