Benromach Organic | 43.0% | Speyside
, Scotland founded: 1898 | active
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Meet #47 | 01/03/14 | Hosted by Hamish
A couple of interesting whiskies forming a sort of 'new and old' evening. A young, virgin oak Benromach offering the youthful and modern side of things, whilst an older, heavily-sherried Glendronach would be all refined and rich...
Hay/Hey! Pine cleaner, Playdough (double!), metal, Strawberry Toffos, hot lemon (not sexy). Unripe stewed rhubarb, post-cocaine back-nose dribble (hints of), rosewater, sweet fresh oak, a distant chemical toilet, feijoa (A made-up fruit from NZ), a minimal stir-fry cooked by Ali Lloyd involving soy sauce, 5 spice, courgette, lime juice, chicken and garlic, delicious. Iain says it smells nothing like Playdough or a stir-fry.
Dry & sour, incredibly sour sweets, Phil says it tastes like delicious cock, buttery, a lack of woody sweetness, feijoa, TOTAL FUCKING CHAOS, chocolate, o(a)k, slated butter, black pepper burn, burnt rubber, burnt toast, intriguing, "I'm starting to think this could be a bad idea".
Our hosts were pretty excited about the night's potential..
Finish & Comments
Metallic, 'no idea', treacle, lemon tart, really good finish, medium-long (a 19 yard drive in football speak), Herby goes Bananas (isn't a banana a herb?).
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
69 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Tasting Game Points (out of 0)
No scores available.
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