We love it when distilleries push their boundaries, and this Benromach is a great example. This Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured is produced in a limited run, with less than 2,000 bottles available in the U.K. From 2012 to 2021 this whisky was resting exclusively in first-fill sherry hogshead casks. What makes this particularly special is that Benromach is known for whiskies with just a subtle amount of smokiness. This marks only the second time in its history that it has released a heavily sherried peat smoke expression. Free from chill filtration and added colouring, this dram comes in at a nice and balanced 46% abv.
The result of this sherried maturation is multi-faceted. On the nose, cinnamon and ginger aromas appear, alongside smooth, rich chocolate and red berries flavours on the palate. The finish is full of character, where the peat smoke shines through with a touch of sweetness. This small-batch vintage expression is a truly one-of-a-kind single malt, and a fine example of a truly innovative distillery.