Benromach 35 Year Old Review
Back in February, our friends at the Benromach distillery sent us a few samples of their latest release 'The Rare Benromach 35 Year Old'. Handcrafted using the finest natural ingredients at the Forres distillery, Benromach 35 Years Old is an exceptional whisky with real heritage and an original tale or two, having been laid down to mature in the 1980’s. Golden amber in colour, Benromach 35 Years Old (ABV 43%) is a most satisfying Speysider with cinnamon hints and beeswax polish, stewed pear and a delicate charred Oak edge.
The bespoke decanter style bottle protecting the precious whisky is encased within a wooden presentation box, reflecting the various elements which have gone into making the whisky; the copper stills, the dark, grained wood of the original washbacks, and the white of the limewashed distillery walls.
This rare whisky, dating back to a time before Benromach was restored in the ‘90s, exudes the heritage of the Speyside distillery. Created under the watchful eye of Donald MacDonald, former Distillery Manager, the casks this whisky was matured in have long been a part of the Benromach history. Willie McArthur, former malt man and warehouseman, was one of the workers responsible for protecting the precious casks remaining in the bonded warehouses.
Nose: Creamy vanilla, ethereal oak, kiwi, orange juice, peach and honeycomb.
Palate: Red apples and figs in pastry, a little cocoa and macadamia. Syrupy, fragrant and fruity.
Finish: Oak, cinnamon, anise and vanilla.
Overall: A delicious piece of whisky history.