The KOTQ has enjoyed 3 tastings from the Benromach distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Benromach Speyside 1898 – Today Unknown
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Gordon & MacPhail Chapeltown springs 500,000 liters/year
       
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BENROMACH yo 01Q4 – BENROMACH 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light
Great – floral, breezy
Bland, empty (what’s up with that?)
Clever – buzzed middle of tongue
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Centennial
Gold acrylic
Sweet, full
Heavy
Tart, tangy, sharp
Lingering, flush, ashes
Luscious
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Cyclone
Ugly yellow, like shower scum
Candy sweet molasses, hint of grass
Watery, inconsistent
Bold, but kind w/sweetness
A long leisurely goodbye not alcoholy
I like it very much. Finish to nosy.
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Irving
Light brown – no gold
Sweet floral notes
Light viscosity
Light spice, rustic
Tobacco finish
2 dimensional
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Lakeview
Golden
Salty, fruity
LIght – almost gentle on the tongue at first, then fireworks on my tongue
A warming, light finish
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Tao
Amber/honey
Sweet – hay
Very smooth
Smooth – honey. Oak, light
No aftertaste
Very good – balanced
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002
Ville
Amber
Enjoyable, nutty, cream
Firm
Metallic
Med long, clever. Some tartness
Ok @ best – middle of the road. Not premium.
01Q4-Centennial
January 26th, 2002

BENROMACH yo 09Q3 – BENROMACH 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Interesting combination of smoke and sherry
Nice taste
Clean – sherry finish
Very similar to Macallan 12 – sherry has impact
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009
Hoopie
Cherry is recongnizable early
Very drinkable, smooth
Just very smooth, age and sherry help.
It’s that safe date that you never have to apologize for, to go-to
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009
Lakeview
Sherry and tar
Lovely, mix of sherry and spice
Doesn’t linger
09Q3-Hoopie
October 3rd, 2009

BENROMACH Peat Smoke 13Q2 – BENROMACH nas Peat Smoke [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Very interesting, light smoke
A total surprise to me, and relatively complex. I remember enjoying, but I regret that I did not spend enough time to figure out it’s uniqueness. I will seek this one out.
13Q2-B Funk
June 1st, 2013
Bop
Light smoke
Strong peat and very smooth
Smoky
Excellent effort here from Benromach. Definitely a buy option.
13Q2-B Funk
June 1st, 2013