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Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured

11th March 2019
Benromach release cask strength First Fill Sherry cask matured single malt.

Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask MaturedThe Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured is the first peated sherry cask matured single malt from the Benromach distillery, a limited release expression of 6,500 bottles.

Created using heavily peated Scottish barley, it has been matured in First Fill Sherry hogsheads which were laid down in 2010 before being bottled at a cask strength of 59.9% ABV in 2018

Described as having a dark amber hue from the its time spent maturing in the First Fill Sherry hogsheads, Benromach say its "sweet flavours are balanced with a hint of white pepper, which gives way to dried fruits complemented by Sherry undertones. The lingering finish offers a seriously smoky edge".

Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery Manager, said: "This is the first time Benromach has released a Sherried Peat Smoke expression and we’re very proud of its unique flavour profile. This expression perfectly balances the smokiness with the sweeter Sherry notes, giving rise to a spectacularly rich and intense dram.

"At Benromach, we handcraft all our whiskies which allows us the flexibility to experiment with different distilling and maturation techniques. Our small batch releases have enjoyed considerable success in the past and for those that enjoy Benromach’s classic style with a wisp of smoke, we’re confident that this new expression will be particularly popular.’"

Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured has a recommended retail price of £64.99/€74.99 and is now available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, Master of Malt and The Whisky Shop

Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured Review

Bottled at 59.9% ABV.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Colour: A beautiful dark amber hue from many years of maturation in First Fill Sherry hogsheads.

Nose: Hints of honey cured meats mingling with orange marmalade.

Palate: Sweet top notes and a hint of warming white pepper appear, followed by touches of dried fruits. Delicate hints of ginger develop on the tongue with a lingering edge of bonfire embers on the finish.

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