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Benromach 15 Year Old Review

19th January 2017

Review of Benromach 15 Year Old by Murray Cohen.

Benromach 15 Year Old ReviewThis 15 year old expression was added to the Benromach core range of classic Speyside whiskies back in May 2015.

As with all Benromach whiskies, the 15 year old is hand-crafted by just three distillers using the finest natural ingredients at the Forres distillery.

Aged in a combination of first fill bourbon and sherry casks it is bottled at 43% ABV and has an RRP of £48.99 (prices may vary in export markets because of duty and import taxes). It is available from from the LCBO and for worldwide delivery from specialist online whisky shops such as Master of Malt

Murray Cohen's Tasting Notes:

Colour:  Amber.

Nose:  A plethora of unique aromas enter awareness. Ink blotter rises to the occasion, saltiness, lint, a vague outline of medicinal fragments, unexpected smokiness, hint of Fisherman’s Friend lozenges, caramelized Vidalia onions and whole lemon infused with sweetness. Late red liquorice on a peat bed blooms.

Taste: Medium to full-bodied. Meaty and it seems to pull more weight than its 43% ABV. Peat and spice sail along a cherry syrup waterway. There is robustness here.

Finish: Long, the concentrated berry fruit comes to the fore and coasts along uninterrupted.

Comment: This is an "old style" Speyside which brings smokiness to the occasion.

SMW Score 88.5/100

You can find the full current Gordon & MacPhail and Benromach whisky range's available from specialist online whisky retailers such as Master of Malt

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