Released February 2019
Pour your dram of Benromach 1977, cask number 1269, and prepare your senses to encounter an experience as rare as this gorgeous whisky. First, lift your glass to the light and appreciate the lustrous Golden Amber hue created by lingering for 41 years in a single Refill American Hogshead as the whisky grew and matured in character. Take a short inhalation, appreciating the wonderful
aromas without water… enjoy the tantalising notes of warm apple pie, poached pear and hints of ginger, mingling with subtle floral notes complemented by rich apricot jam. Now take a sip. Savour the notes of velvety crème brûlée beautifully balanced by undertones of warm pepper. Hints of banana develop, leading to a touch of toffee apple and delicate citrus edge. Add a few drops of water and take time to enjoy the nose as it develops… Vibrant citrus and floral aromas emerge, followed by fragrant vanilla. Now lift it to your lips and enjoy a slow sip… Sweet heather honey and soft peaches mingle with smooth milk chocolate. Candied citrus peel leads to a touch of oak and tobacco on the finish. Sublime! Tell us what you think.
Matured in a single Refill American Hogshead.
- 2019 Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019 - Liquid Gold Award