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Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish

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@VolksReview by @Volks

30th Jun 2013


Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Tenuta San Guido (the owner of Sassicaia) has a tremendous fondness for Benromach whiskies, so much so that he contacted the Distillery asking if they would like to use some of his Tuscan wine casks for maturation. Benromach greatfully accepted and laid their whisky in the Sassicaia casks for 29 months before finishing them in bourbon.

  • Nose: deep, rich, dense fruit cake, toffee, candy floss, also some pretty harsh alcohol burn

  • Pallet: smooth, shoe polish, restrained dried fruit, syrupy note and a hint of savoury malt

  • Finish: long and thick, wine slowly fades out to leave the malty spirit.

  • Mark neat – 8.2

This is another good whisky, very enjoyable (apart from the harsh nose), again its a pre-dinner dram. One minor floor is i think its been dominated a bit by the wine. There are hints of what i associate with Benromach, (malty, slighty cereal, fruity spirit), but mostly its a bit wine-y

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