Benromach 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Fabulous - the mouthfeel is a genuine delight. One of the favourites at our recent tastings.
The 15 year old has a similar maturation regime as the 10 year old expressions (9 years in x Bourbon and x Sherry casks), however the final 'finishing' in x Oloroso Sherry barrels is extended to six years instead of just one. The peat input is very discreet in this bottling. Deep polished copper penny colour. Opening notes hint at baklava followed by honey drizzled weet bix, digestif biscuit plus a fruity overlay that suggests tangerine peel and dates. Concentrated, yet beautifully rounded in the mouth; supple malt entry over a background of purring spices. Mid palate delivers a superb juicy flourish of stewed fruits, citrus peel and trace peat. Dries with peel, ginger bread and short bread enlivening the aftertaste. Fabulous - the mouthfeel is a genuine delight. One of the favourites at our recent tastings. 43% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... Taste this and tell me if you are being seduced or not. 94.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2022
...A new member of the core range, this has a cinnamon spice nose with wood smoke elements that grow into hickory as it opens. There’s also sandalwood, citrus, and dried fruits. Medium-bodied and juicy, there’s light sherried notes on the tongue, alongside perky acidity, especially with water. The smoke has better integration on the palate, allowing tangerine and sultana to come through. G&M’s aim has always been to make a classic pre-60s Speysider, and that’s achieved here. 85 points
- www.maltadvocate.com (Fall 2015) Reviewed by: Dave Broom
Best Speyside Single Malt Scotch at the World Whiskies Awards 2018.
Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020.