A new whisky and a new look for Benromach. Their recently released 21 Year Old is wowing us on all fronts.
Benromach are an old distillery, having been around since 1898. The Speyside distillery is the smallest in the region and is able to operate with only two members of staff. But that doesn’t stop them from making incredible malt.
Their recent release, a 21 Year Old addition to their core range, also comes with a brand new look. They’ve gone for a complete do-over, breathing life into their logo and packaging. It feels refreshed and modern but with a traditional twist. The edges are crisp as opposed to their freestyle logo before. This time, they are going for a classic yet up to date look and bright colours.
And the whisky ain’t half bad itself.
Benromach 21 Year Old Single Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky
Bottle cost: £125
Having been matured in ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks, this malt is a typical Speysider but with plenty of flavour.
Benromach’s Distillery Manager Keith Cruickshank said: “The 21 Year Old is the oldest expression we have offered in our core line up since our team reopened the distillery 22 years ago. As an older whisky which is still grounded in our commitment to using only the finest first-fill Bourbon and Sherry casks, it provides a unique take on the classic Benromach style.”
The nose opens with sweet honey and aromatic cinnamon spices. There is a lovely citrus note throughout with a warming zest to it. Oak wood comes through very subtly here.
The palate brims with cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate notes. There is a very delicate smoky hint, which goes really well with the cinnamon. Figs and plums add a nice fruity flavour and go well with the citrus notes.
The finish lingers on oak wood and citrus, ending on a nice orange note.
This is a wonderful dram and a perfect addition to the Benromach core range. Hopegully there is more of this revamped style and fresh, new drams still to come.
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