A great Speyside single malt Benromach. The producers describe it as follows: “The whole process ‘raw ingredients, distillation, maturation and bottling’ is certified to the rigorous standards set by the UK Soil Association. The whisky is matured in virgin American oak casks from environmentally managed forests. This limited edition bottling of Benromach Organic is made using the finest Scottish organic barley, dried using peat smoke, to produce an organic Speyside Single Malt which displays a distinctly smoky character. Golden brown colour, medium body and long finish. Light & delicate fruity aromas - hints of soft, fresh fruits. A subtle smoky edge develops. Mouth warming with a distinctive peaty note present, hints of charred oak and a sweet, cream toffee finish. Fresh aromas with a floral, perfumed note. Some green fruitiness arrives with a touch of cut grass. The sweet, toffee aromas continue. The smokiness is now more evident but surrounded by a smooth vanilla sweetness. Some roasted malt and oak notes linger in the background.”
I found a medium+ bronze color with some brown hues and medium+ intensity aromas of dried fruit (prune, apricot), spices, wood, toffee, vanilla, smoky aromas, nutmeg, and black pepper on the nose. On the mouth it has a warm alcohol, medium+ body, fruit&spices flavors and a generous hint of smokiness. Long smooth and pleasing aftertaste. Great with bottarga!