Benromach frigiver 1974 Vintage

Benromach har frigivet en single cask aftapning fra 1974.

Benromach 1974 VintageDen nye single cask er 41 år gammel og den er dermed destilleret længe før at Gordon & MacPhail overtog Benromach fra Diageo. Den er præsenteret i samme flotte flaske som deres nyligt lancerede Benromach 35 YO og i en lignende trækasse.

Den er tappet ved fadstyrke, som i dette tilfælde er 49,1% og den har tilbragt samtlige 41 år på en sherry butt. Den er hverken koldfiltreret eller farvet og det er blevet til 452 flasker.

Officielle smagsnoter fra destilleriet:

Nose: Take a short inhalation, savouring the aromas without water… Enjoy the opulent sherry influences infused with plump sultana, sharp green apple and zesty orange peel aromas. Underlying all these are rich hints of beeswax polish and menthol.

Palate: At first, you may taste ripe banana, succulent raspberries and blackcurrants. These develop into hints of dark chocolate, leading to a long and smooth finish. Add a few drops of water and take time to enjoy the nose as it develops… Fragrant pear and apricot aromas follow the sherry notes, with developing hints of sweet-sharp candied orange peel and beeswax polish. Now lift it to your lips and enjoy a slow sip… a veritable fruit bowl of bananas, pears and red apples emerges, complemented by hints of charred oak.

Finish: A superb liquorice and dark praline edge combines with a trace of smoke on the finish. Sublime.

Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager hos Benromach udtaler:

Benromach 1974, cask number 1583, is incredibly rare, as very few casks of Benromach remain from that time. This whisky has matured for many years in a single sherry butt and we have now decided to release it for savouring and enjoying today. For all of us at the distillery, this is a moment to be treasured. Pour your dram of Benromach 1974 and settle down for an incredible journey through the history of Benromach. This is a whisky for those who take their whisky seriously and want the chance to try something which is particularly special because of its rarity.

De 452 flasker lander på hylderne i de kommende uger og prisen ligger omkring £1200.

Kilde: Benromach

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