Benromach Organic (2014)
The Organic is different from the rest of the core range of Benromach. For one, it is unpeated. And of course completely organic. But the good people at Benromach do a much better job of explaining what the Organic is all about (and also, I’m lazy). So let me just copy and paste some from their website.
Our whisky is certified Organic from start to finish, meeting rigorous UK Soil Association standards for growing the ingredients, distillation, maturation and bottling. Unique on launch in 2006, it is still very rare today.
The people at Benromach sent me a sample of the latest batch, which was distilled in 2008 and bottled late last year. Here’s what I think of it.
Benromach Organic (43%, OB, +/- 2014)
Taste: Freshly cut apples and pears with a touch of honey and plenty of vanilla. Some cumin, a hint of burlap and oak shavings. Fresh and inviting.
Nose: Sweeter with cane sugar and more honey. The spirit is fat and oily, like I’m used to with Benromach. I believe I also taste some white chocolate, and I definitely get some lemon. It is slightly dry.
Finish: Drying, green fruits (mainly apple) and grassy.
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.