With the summer heat upon us once again, we thought the perfect way to end the year would be a lighter, smoother whisky. One, perhaps, a bit more suited to a cold prawns and seafood dinner in 30 degrees than a steaming hot roast in the snow. And what better when chasing light, smooth whisky than a triple distilled single malt – the Benromach Triple Distilled.
Normally associated with Irish whiskey – triple distilling in Scotland was (up until now) the sole domain of Auchentoshan. The chaps at Benromach have decided to give it a whirl and the result is as close as you’re going to get to a real ‘summer dram’. Perfectly suited to throwing over some ice whilst watching a storm roll in on a sticky hot afternoon. Yeah, I said it. Over. Ice. Or not if you prefer. But do try giving the bottle 5 minutes in the fridge if you insist on it neat. This whisky really ‘pops’ when a few degrees cooler than room temperature.
Benromach Triple Distilled is bright golden, no doubt from the first fill American oak, and exhibits the tell tale vanilla on the nose with orange and a whift of smokiness, reminiscent of a marmalade glazed ham.
The palate shows the purity of spirit from the third distillation, with rich vanilla, coconut, marmalade, and a delicate smokiness, without any burn usually found in whiskies of 50% abv. The finish is long and flavoursome.