Benromach Wood Finish
SassicaiaDistilled 2005, Strength 45%
Benromach was the first distillery to introduce this wood finish in 2007. After an initial maturation period the whisky was transferred into Sassicaia wine casks where it was allowed to mature for a further 29 months. Sassicaia is regarded as one of the most prestigious wines in the world. It is created in the exciting and fashionable Tuscan wine producing region of Bolgheri.
Light and fruity.
First fill Bourbon & Sherry casks followed by 29 months in Sassicaia casks.
Rich Sassicaia with fruit and peat.
AROMA without water
A subtle smokiness, with some sweet toffee and marshmallow notes. Followed by hints of red berries.
TASTE without water
Initially very peppery, rich and creamy with A lingering smokiness.
AROMA with water
Fresh and peaty with malty aromas, hints of cocoa powder and summer fruits. A herbal element is also present.
TASTE with water
Peppery, with a sweet toffee note, followed by a slight saltiness and a subtle smoky edge.