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Great affordable and available whisky - 89 / 100
big one! very spicy, with beautifull sherry influence. pepper, mustard, gunpowder! oranges, orangemarmalade, also some herbs, then mint and milkchocolate. long and complex. needs time, 10 min. to breathe or make it 30.
Kleur: Chesnut Oloroso sherry
nose: Vol. Rood fruit, tabaksrook (sigaren), pruimen, kruidig, koffie bonen
Taste: olie-achtige structuur. caramel, lichte koffie/espresso tonen gecombineerd met (pure) chocolade, daarna komen er fruit-tonen door in combinatie met wat kruiden, verrassend goed te drinken op vatsterkte. Toch adviseer ik water toe te voegen; er komen wat rokerige tonen naar boven, in combinatie met sinaasappel.
Finish: Lange finish waarbij licht rokerige tonen en chocolade de overhand hebben.
Spicy vanilla and rich malt on the nose with some salt peat smoke in the background, brown sugar and grass. Some savory notes, reminding me of softly smoked ham, rubber band, but also complex fruit, orange (and banana?). Water brings some fresh tobacco and leather. The peat smoke is slightly rubbery, having some mescal notes almost. Like the character.
The arrival is powerful, with salt water, spices, dry wood, I am thinking some distant aromatic cedar wood. More smoky salt on the development, some salt licorice, brown sugar, artificial orange and mixed pepper. But also still some complex fruit from the nose (apples and pears maybe?). Definitely some rubber or Mezcal notes in the development that also goes into the finish.
The finish is long with burnt sugar, orange, peat smoke and smoked ham with black pepper and quality Mezcal.
Amazing balance, this dram suits me perfectly. Complexity and power are the key words. Another stunning Benromach that will have a special spot in my cabinet.
(Rating interval 86-90)
Peat, spice, orange, washing-up liquid, caramel, straw, lime, cookie and plum. With water some raspberry.
Peat, orange, nutmeg, pepper, chocolate, mould and raspberry.
Orange, peat, cocoa and again mould. The latter is really a big pity.
I give for this one 4,25 points out of five. Excellent whisky especially with priceoffer!
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