Benromach Contrasts Triple Distilled Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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Benromach Contrasts Triple Distilled Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$120. 00
$1440.00 Dozen
ABV: 46%

A triple distilled Benromach, matured in first-fill bourbon barrels. It’s the second time the distillery has offered a triple distilled malt. The latest iteration is now bottled at 46% as opposed to 50%. No doubt it takes its inspiration from what Hazelburn is for Springbank. The first distillation takes place in the wash still, after which it passes through the spirit still twice. The result is a smoother, lighter contrast to Benromach's typically butch, oily distillate. Non-chill filtered.

Other reviews... I can't help but compare this to the Benromach 10 Years, which I think is a classic, and it can't entirely keep up. The Benromach 2011 Contrasts: Triple Distilled is more narrow and, most importantly, lacks the oily deliciousness that I just love about Benromach. As a standalone whisky it's very good, and it's encouraging that there's still and old school feel to it, just try to forget about the core range Benromach 10 Years. -

[50% Alc./Vol. bottling tasted] Pale gold. Floral openings present a grassy edge, developing bitter cocoa and sponge cake after air contact. A few drops of water ups a fruity aspect (poached apple / pear) and accentuates the sweet spices. Tasted neat, it's slightly tongue nipping, but broadens and softens towards the fruity, tingling finish. Best with water. 90 points