Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish 2009 Single Malt Whisky
70cl, 45% abv
This beautiful wood finish Benromach is matured in first fill Bourbon barrels. Then, Benromach's 2009 vintage single malt is finished for 28 months in ex-Sassicaia wine casks from the fashionable wine producing area of Bolgheri in Italy. It is a limited release of only 7,783 bottles. This is an exceptional dram.
Colour: Reddish hue.
Nose: Brimming with luscious red berries and hints of ginger and cinnamon, complemented by a subtle sense of smoke. Adding water, the nose opens out... it’s fresh as a breeze with subtle herbs and summer fruits.
Palate: The initial peppery palate gives way to a ripe fruit bowl of flavours; strawberries, raspberries, orange zest. You can detect gorgeous milk chocolate drops, too. With water, it's peppery with a sweet toffee note followed by a slight saltiness and a subtle smoky edge.