Benromach 1981 Cask Strength

Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 54.2%
Score: 88 points

Benromach 1981 Cask Strength. Image courtesy Benromach/Gordon & MacPhail.This single malt was distilled by Benromach’s previous owners before the distillery was mothballed in 1983, and the two refill sherry casks it comes from were sold to Gordon & MacPhail when it bought Benromach a decade later. The casks were eventually bottled at the end of 2006.

The nose has nice notes of toffee, brown sugar, pineapple, and hints of straw and cedar shavings. The taste is intensely cloying, with notes of grilled fruits that linger on the tongue along with hints of spearmint and muted spices. The finish has a nice balance of subtle spices, baked peaches with a dash of cinnamon, and a hint of honey. (February, 2015)

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