Benromach was the first distillery to introduce this wood finish in 2007. After an initial maturation period the whisky was transferred into Sassicaia wine casks where it was allowed to mature for a further 29 months. Sassicaia is regarded as one of the most prestigious wines in the world. It is created in the exciting and fashionable Tuscan wine producing region of Bolgh.
AROMA without water A subtle smokiness, with some sweet toffee and marshmallow notes. Followed by hints of red berries.
TASTE without water Initially very peppery, rich and creamy with A lingering smokiness. AROMA with water Fresh and peaty with malty aromas, hints of cocoa powder and summer fruits. A herbal element is also present.
TASTE with water Peppery, with a sweet toffee note, followed by a slight saltiness and a subtle smoky edge.
Bottled April 2012
29 months finishing is Sassicaia barrels
Limied to 4200 bottles