Benromach OB 1969 42.6%alc.
A fine, rich spirit, one of the finest spirits ever.
The colour of treacle, an aroma of soy sauce, old wood shavings, salted potato chips, honey, rice, big fat sultanas, lemon bath salts, bees wax (or is it bee's wax?) sherry biscuits, sweet ethanol, esters. Effervescent. I'm sure you can find your own array of curiosities, whatever, this smells superb in depth, range and quality.
The taste is as rich as the colour, slightly tannic and comes as tea with biscuits. Water exposes a fruit bowl of soft fruits, and a slice of white toast. A brilliant swallow that soothes the bitter tea. Venerably an ace. We have one bottle to sell only.
Flavour map reference: Rich, J5
Distilled 11 June 1969
Bottled August 2011
Refill Sherry Hogsheads # 2006 & 2008
Whiskies with similar flavours:
AROMA WITHOUT WATER
Mixed spice notes, with defined sweet sherry influences. Some lightly poached pear with a touch of aniseed. Subtle earthy notes with a delicate hint of peat lingering in the background.
TASTE WITHOUT WATER
Smooth with defined dark chocolate influences, hints of bonfire embers and a pronounced burst of sherry sweetness. Creamy with a delicate hint of cracked black pepper.
AROMA WITH WATER
Freshly ground coffee beans and defined sherry notes emerge with a delicate floral edge. Hints of aniseed and green leaves develop.
TASTE WITH WATER
A burst of mixed spices becoming smooth and mouth warming, with a very delicate hint of peat smoke. Herbal influences emerge with a touch of cream toffee lingering.
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