An old and well aged whisky from Benromach, bottled by independent retailer Cadenhead's. It was distilled in February 1966 and bottled in October 1993, the year that the (at that time) mothballed distillery was bought by current owners Gordon & Macphail. From a single cask and is not coloured nor chill-filtered.
Colour: deep gold. Nose: it’s alive, it’s alive! A massive grassiness and plenty of waxy notes, shoe polish, rocks, engine oil, metal and coal. In a sense, it’s much closer to the new 10 than to both the Centenary and the 1968. With water: shoe polish all over the place. Old stove, ink… Mouth (neat): big big whisky! Metallic, mineral, waxy, leathery, extremely grassy and greatly bitter. Austere, in a way, but also quite philosophical (oh drop that, will you!) With water: it’s amazing what water can do to grassy monsters. Wonderful development on tangerines and kumquats, but the wax and the rocks remain there. My style! Finish: long and as ‘old Highlands’ as the most old Highlands of all old Highlands malt whiskies. Yes, that includes Glen Albyn ;-). Comments: it’s not totally impossible that the current owners would have benchmarked these batches when designing modern Benromach, because there are a lot of similarities. Whether that’s true or not, well done! ;-). SGP:364 - 91 points.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||53.5%/ 70cl|
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