Benromach 21 Year Old
A duo of first-fill sherry and bourbon casks housed this one for over two decades, until it was bottled at 21 years old. This Speysider boasts that classic subtle smokiness we know and love from the distillery alongside gentle spices and fruit.
Nose: Deep Oloroso sherry comes through, with stewed plums, raspberry jam and juicy sultanas initially followed by hints of Pinot Noir, orange peel and dried apricots. Vanilla, toasted brown sugar, milk chocolate and aromatic ginger spice appear underneath with sweet peat warmth throughout.
Palate: Notes of stewed orchard fruit, chocolate-covered raisins and Seville orange marmalade are followed by hints of set honey, praline, red berries and gingerbread. In the backdrop, there’s cracked black pepper, tangy oak and smoke from a smouldering bonfire.
Finish: Sherry tones lead the finish, with a hint of buttery toffee apples, oak spice and fruitcake.
700ml, 43%, 21yo