Benromach 2008 Peat Smoke

Benromach 2008 Peat Smoke

(0.7l, 46%)


7.4/10
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Where there's smoke, there's Benromach
 
According to tradition old as time, Speyside Whiskies always had a smoky soul. Local Whisky-makers malted their own barley and they used peat when they were low on coal. Somewhere in the last few decades, the smokiness almost vanished, but when the Benromach Distillery was revived once again, the wonderful charater of peat and smoke came back. But as they say, peat ain't everything, so it helps that Benromach stands a shout away from the pure crystalline water of the Chapelton Spring; and that the Malt Masters use two kinds of yeast (brewer's and distiller's).
 
The method of Whisky-making at Benromach is as unique and careful as it was in 1898, when the distillery first opened. They use no fancy computers or even pressure gauges; they depend on all of their senses to know when the Spirit is perfect. So, when it comes to their Peat Smoke release, you won't be surprised how lavish the flavors and aromas are. This Spirit a rarity with high levels of peat smoke (67 ppm). It was distilled in 2008 and put away in ex-Bourbon barrels until it was bottled in 2017. This exclusive Single Malt should, obviously, be enjoyed neat, and if you have a cigar nearby, have at it. Slainte!
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery

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smoky
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Straw gold
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Peat and sweet smoke on the nose with notes of vanilla, pear and thyme, followed by hints of honey.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Oily palate with notes of pear and white chocolate with a lovely smoke background.
 
Finish
Long finish with salty and smoky outro.

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Ratings & Reviews
Donald
Donald,
This seemed a bit watered down compared to others.
 
Toni
Toni,
Very tasty with good smokiness
 
Lloyd
Lloyd,
For myself, like the Connemara peated Irish, this is something I very much enjoyed. I like my peat smoke and this was smooth, smoky and wonderful. I will be adding this to my collection.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
First smell didn’t smell that smoky, but the start is obviously the rich peat smoke. Quickly clears and mellows to a fruit and honey sweetness, finishing with a hint of salt that gets amplified with a sip of water. I would drink this as an after dinner sweet and savory aperitif.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, intense, '9 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky with a a rich & aromatic birth; while an tart & oily life leads to a long smoky & salty death with a touch of menthol.
 
marlynn
marlynn,
Peat and sweet nose. Smoky, peat, coal forward. Honey finish that is short with a salty linger. Very bold. Needs a good cigar and a fire. What you would envision a good scotch to taste like.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Solid peat flavor but not overpowering. Good long finish similar to a lagavulin or laphroaig entry level.
 
Deja
Deja,
It’s ok.
 
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