Benromach 2009 Peat Smoke

Benromach 2009 Peat Smoke

(0.7l, 46%)


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All smoke and no mirrors.

Duncan MacCallum and F. W. Brickmann got together in 1898 and founded Benromach Distillery Company with some damn unfortunate timing. Scotch Whisky was having a bit of a crisis and the pair went broke shortly after opening their doors in 1900. Ever since, the distillery has closed and re-opened several times as it changed ownership, faced world wars, and tried to modernize. In 1993, they were purchased by Gordon and MacPhail — an independent bottler that was turning their cash-flow into production ownership, and notable single malts. The label was successfully relaunched once again, with an official ribbon-cutting by none other than Prince Charles in 2004.

Cut to 2014, when the first single malt was released and brought with it the accolades and awards — including a "Best Speyside Single Malt — 12 Years and Under" at the World Whisky Awards in 2014. For that feat they had to beat Glenlivet, Macallan, Balvenie… as well as Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, and Aberlour... There are no less than 42 Speyside single malt brands out there and this little gem emerged as #1. How's that for a revival?

For the 2009 edition of their Peat Smoke they upgraded the trademark Speyside single malt fruitiness with some serious smoke. It's a small batch affair, as are most bottles coming from the decidedly low-volume distillery. This edition has a tad less peat smoke than its predecessor with phenol levels clocking in at 42ppm (parts per million — for the smoke geeks out there). Oh, and we nearly forgot! It's matured in first fill oak bourbon barrels. Yes, please!
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
  • Age
  • Maturation
    First-fill Bourbon Barrels

Flavor Spiral™

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smoky
pepper
citrus
strawberry
anise
cocoa
vanilla
honey
apricot
What does Benromach 2009 Peat Smoke taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Benromach 2009 Peat Smoke and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called a Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Rose gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Smoky vanilla, honey and jerky with hints of apricot and lemon as well as subtle tobacco notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Cracked pepper, citrusy fruitiness ranging from sweet strawberry to grapefruit and orange, just a dash of aniseed.

Finish
Finish is long and smoky with a hint of aniseed, bonfire embers and cocoa powder. 
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