Benromach 1972/1995 Gordon & MacPhail
Benromach is my favourite distillery. I fell in love with their whisky because of their modern bottlings, which led me to explore their pre-1983 stuff. I’ve tasted quite a lot already, as you can see in my tasting notes-section. Today it’s time to review another oldie, a Benromach 1972 from Gordon & MacPhail, bottled over two decades ago in 1995.
Benromach 1972/1995 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, ‘Old Map Label’)
Nose: Fairly reminiscent of the 1970 from G&M, maybe a bit more punchy. Slightly dusty, tobacco leaves. But also fruits like oranges, raspberries and a hint of lime. A little bit of caramel and certainly some vanilla as well. Whiff of marzipan. Very delicate and balanced.
Taste: The slightest hint of smoke, with furniture polish. Again, very similar to the 1970. Some bitter oranges, with a touch of aniseed and cinnamon.
Finish: Oranges and menthol, with some tobacco (cigars of course). Medium in length.
So much like the Benromach 1970 from the same bottler, that I can only give it the same rating. Lovely and delicate stuff. Would’ve been incredible if bottled at a higher or cask strength. Thanks for sharing, Juliette!
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.