Benromach Sassicia 2007 Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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alc./vol:
43%

Proof:
86°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
9 years

Closure: Natural cork stopper

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


Distilled in 2007 and initially matured in first fill ex-bourbon barrels before being re-casked and finished for 24 months in former Sassicaia wine casks from Bolgheri. A limited release of 3500 bottles in April 2016.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 13/04/2016

Appearance

Clear, deep coppery amber.

Aroma

Biscuity chamois leather, vanilla, vinous fruit, cinnamon and faint crystallised ginger. Pleasing herbal notes emerge with water.

Taste

Toasted sweet barley, vanilla, dry oak, new leather, praline chocolate and vinous orchard fruit with ginger and cinnamon spice. Faint saltiness and smoky notes emerge with water (which this malt takes well).

Aftertaste

Port-like wine finish with lightly spiced oak.

Overall

This sub-10 year old malt does have some youthful exuberance but generous fruit, vanilla and sweet barley adds richness and balance to produce a perhaps somewhat brash but pleasing malt.

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