Benromach, based in Scotland’s Speyside region, recently debuted a triple distilled version of its Scotch single malt whisky.
Benromach Contrasts: Triple Distilled, according to those behind it, was created in a style “which is deliberately different in character” to Benromach’s signature 10-Year-Old single malt. For this offering the whisky was “triple distilled, passing through the wash still and then twice through the spirit still, giving a lighter and fruiter style of spirit that complements its maturation in first-fill bourbon barrels.”
It joins the distillery’s Contrasts range, and is bottled 46% ABV.
“We triple-distilled a small batch of this spirit in 2011 and after a little more than a decade, we are ready to share it,” said Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager at Benromach, in a prepared statement. “Benromach Triple Distilled retains our customary, subtle smokiness but the extra distillation, combined with a bourbon cask delivers a slightly sweeter single malt with tropical fruit notes such as pineapple, banana and coconut.
“And, like all of our whiskies, our small team of distillers created this expression by hand to produce a malt with genuine character.
Benromach Contrasts: Triple Distilled is priced around £50. Official tasting notes are below.
- Colour: Pale gold
- Aromas: Vibrant tropical fruits, malt biscuit, vanilla pod and toasted oak
- Palate: Ripe banana, poached pear, green apple and sweet honey
- Finish: Medium-bodied and long, with citrus zest and a hint of soft smoke