Benromach Organic 2018 Release
The Benromach Organic is a popular and exhilarating new release from the outstanding Speyside distillery. First distilled in 2010, the spirit was matured in Virgin American Oak casks before being bottled in 2018 as the first ever completely organic whisky. It is one of few whiskies to have been matured in said casks, with virgin oak being banned by Scotch distilleries until recent years. The effect the cask has on dram is outstanding and makes you wonder why such rules were ever in place.
It’s sweet and subtle with hints of ripe bananas, toffee and gentle dark chocolate. These make way for comforting sugared almonds, creamy pepper and lots of citrus fruits. It’s a highly agreeable dram that is perfect for a warm autumn evening.