Friday, March 29, 2019

Scotch Review: Benromach 'Triple Distilled' Scotch Whisky


Benromach 'Triple Distilled'

Distillery
Benromach.

Region
Speyside

Category
Single Malt Scotch

Distribution
15,600 bottles

Price
Under $100

Distillation Date
2009

Bottled
2017

ABV
50%

Chill Filtration?
No

Artificial Color?
No

Wood Management
Aged in first fill ex-bourbon casks

Note on Distillation
The spirit was distilled three times. Once run though the wash still and twice through the spirit still. Usually triple distillation will produce a lighter and smoother whisky. Not here. This whisky is powerful and interesting but never smooth which is fine with me.

Nose (undiluted)
Buttercups, floral, vanilla, fruity. (Well balanced nose. Nothing offensive here.)

Palate (undiluted)
Ripe tangerines, ginger, apricot jam, pears, pear juice, lemons and peppery.

Finish (undiluted)
Soft caramel, creamy, salt and deep oak and malt. A long finish.


General Impressions
Excellent! Complexity abounds as the flavours of apricot and pear marry with salt and pepper.

Highly recommended!

Cheers!




Jason Debly