Saturday, 15 August 2009

Benromach Organic


I’d already picked up the Benromach Traditional but when I saw this I just had to pick it up too.  An Organic single malt.  If my hippie sister were to ever drink scotch, this would be the one.  The packaging says it’s made from all organic ingredients.  Sure, I’m game.

Like the Traditional, no mention of how long it has aged.  And again, the word Speyside is prominently displayed.  And again, I feel like I’ve been tricked.  Where the Traditional was a sneaky peat, this one is all sherry.  A sickly, cloying sherry.  Bart no like.  Bad medicine.

What’s surprising is the adulation from it’s entry on The Royal Mile Whisky site.  It says it’s made in virgin oak casks which boggles my mind.  Where does this sherry taste come from if not from the casks?  Maybe I don’t really know what sherry tastes like?  But I know it doesn’t taste like bananas and pineapples.  Weird.  I won’t be looking for this one again.

Shocking sherry.  2 shots.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a hippie! And I don't go out seeking organic food. Shows how much you know me.