The Skinny Whisky Guide
This month: Benromach
WHAT IS IT?
Benromach 10 Year Old Highland Malt
WHERE'S IT FROM?
Speyside’s smallest distillery, Benromach specializes in imaginative, smallscale bottlings like the first ever fully organic single malt and its Origins range , deliberately crafted to show how slight differences in the distilling process can deliver a wildly varied final product. Its ten year old single malt is the latest Benromach experiment to hit the shelves, launched to celebrate the re-opening of the near-derelict distillery back in 1998.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
A toasted, golden malt with a sweet, sticky nose that smacks of maple syrup, rich fruit cake and cocoa.
HOW DOES IT TASTE?
You’ll get the tiniest hint of peat and the lingering taste is dry and slightly briny, surprising given that treacle-drenched aroma that hits you when you uncork. Dubbed ‘a big taste from a tiny distillery’, this Benromach certainly delivers with mouth-coating layers of tropical fruit and aniseed.
WHERE CAN I GET IT?
A 70cl bottle hits the shelves at an introductory rate of £24.99. Available from specialist shops such as Royal Mile Whiskies (Edinburgh) and Peckham’s (Edinburgh & Glasgow) [Ruth Marsh]