Contrasts: Peat Smoke

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 177
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Brand: Benromach, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: Contrasts: Peat Smoke
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2021
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Fresh peat, an edge of old batteries and sweet potato fries. Then comes peach and pear in syrup, nutmeg, milky Weetabix and a dusting of icing sugar.
Palate: Resinous, then smoky peat, almost mechanical. Savoury pie crust, hazelnuts, almond oil and cardamom spice.
Finish: Bitter and lightly vegetal notes linger.
Comment: A nice sipper, balanced and you can certainly taste the spirit.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Cinder toffee and pear liqueur, wafts of subtle wood smoke are joined by poached apple flan with nutmeg and custard. A touch of fondant candy sweetness too.
Palate: Medium-full bodied. Heaps of orchard fruits are joined by subtle iodine and menthol, anise and blueberry. A bittersweet vegetal note of green bell pepper brings up the rear.
Finish: Medium-long, caramel notes fade leaving green elements.
Comment: A solid sipper for the days when a touch of smoke is called for.
Visit the distillery
Benromach Distillery, Invererne Road, Forres, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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