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April 20, 2022


Quick little duos, today Benromach

As we said.

Benromach 10 yo (43%, OB, +/-2021)

Benromach 10 yo (43%, OB, +/-2021) Four stars
Any excuse is good, Benromach 10 being one of our favourite BFYB whiskies. We drink them faster than batches change, having said that… Colour: straw. Nose: fabulous, on white asparagus (we're in high season) and paraffin, then good white Pessac (right, sauvignon blanc), tangerines and Alka-Seltzer. Then hay and crushed chalk, plaster that's not dried up yet, and sea mud. Mouth: wood-smoked cold cuts, lime, chalk, eucalyptus drops, olives and perhaps a tiny cup of spent lees. A lovely fermentary side. Finish: long, salty, muddy, lemony, chalky. Artichokes and smoked meat in the aftertaste. Comments: we love these slightly deviant makes more and more. Fettercairn, Glenturret, Benromach, Macallan… (try to find the odd one out).

SGP:463 - 87 points.

And now a new expression…

Benromach 'Carat Gold Malt' (46%, OB, contrasts, 2022)

Benromach 'Cara Gold Malt' (46%, OB, contrasts, 2022) Four stars
Aged in new American oak (for how long?) and distilled from 'Cara Gold' malt, which is less dark than regular malt and which is usually rather used in breweries. Well, that's what I could gather. Colour: white wine. Nose: it seems that indeed, the distillate was a tad lighter here and that consequently, it's rather the wood that's running the show, with some ginger, juniper, cinnamon and even turmeric. Some pleasant bready touches in the back, but indeed, this seems to be a lighter Benromach. The An Oa of Benromach? Mouth: no wait, we're not that far from the excellent 10, this has just a little more sweetness, fresh fruits, also more spices after a minute or two, I would suppose that's the oak. Finish: rather long, smokier and saltier. Grapefruits and seawater. Comments: the 10 would tend to outshine this new baby a wee bit, but other than that, it's another very good idiosyncratic Benromach.

SGP:552 - 85 points.

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