Benromach 2008 Peat Smoke
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Benromach
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • pear
  • oily
  • sweet
  • honey
  • peaty
  • coal
  • salty

Benromach

2008 Peat Smoke (0.7l, 46%)
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Character Goatson
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 Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Benromach
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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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  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • pear
  • oily
  • sweet
  • honey
  • peaty
  • coal
  • salty
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
For Gordon & MacPhail, Benromach is a lobor of love. They have been running their independent bottling business for over 115 years. They purchased Benromach after issuing several of their private releases from there. They continue to invest heavily in this, their one and only distillery.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
For Gordon & MacPhail, Benromach is a lobor of love. They have been running their independent bottling business for over 115 years. They purchased Benromach after issuing several of their private releases from there. They continue to invest heavily in this, their one and only distillery.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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