This 21-year-old Speyside single malt from Benromach spent over two decades maturing in a duo of first-fill sherry and bourbon casks, before being bottled! It boasts that classic subtle smokiness we know and love from the distillery alongside gentle spices and fruit.
The Benromach 21 perfectly embodies the decades of hard work, pride and passion that have gone into recreating that lost character of Speyside whiskies from the 1950s and 1960s. As an older whisky which is still grounded in their commitment to using only the finest first-fill bourbon and sherry casks, it provides a unique take on the classic Benromach style.
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.
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.
Sherry tones lead the finish, with a hint of buttery toffee apples, oak spice and fruitcake.