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A Speyside landmark
Joel Harrison braves a cold snap and heads up to Benromach
April 2013, Issue 111, page 40
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March 2015, Issue 126, page 84
Gavin D. Smith looks into the organic label
March 2012, Issue 102, page 26
Born again- and again and again (Benromach)
Benromach Distillery reopened last year, for the sixth time in its hundred-year history. Jim Murray hopes that this time it's for good
June 1999, Issue 4, page 28
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first of three voting heats, we reveal the winners of the Scottish round.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 6
Elusive and illicit Speyside spirit
Gavin Smith traces the reportedly romantic but often mercenary history of illicit distilling in Speyside
November 2001, Issue 19, page 56
The search starts to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. Scotland, Ireland and Canada have been scrutinised,we find out who is in the running.
November 2007, Issue 67, page 8
Speyside festival preview
It's bigger, it's better and it's back – yes, once again, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is upon us and the organisers promise a host of good things. Ian Buxton investigates
May 2002, Issue 22, page 34
Ian Wisniewski asks what is the Speyside style of malt whisky?
March 2013, Issue 110, page 20
The Speyside Whisky Festival 30 April – 4 May 2015
April 2015, Issue 127, page 36
Striking a balance
Benromach is a small distillery but it's starting to punch above its weight. As Dominic Roskrow reports, it's a perfect balance of old and new.
June 2010, Issue 88, page 40
The green revolution
With green issues firmly on the agenda,how eco-friendly have malt whisky distilleries become? Ian Wisniewski finds out.
February 2009, Issue 78, page 28
The visitors' guide to... Speyside
In each issue of Whisky Magazine this year we will look at a whisky region from a tourist's point of view. First up, Speyside
January 2006, Issue 53, page 34
Tomorrow's malt (Balvnie)
Tucked under the roof of Balvnie is a brand new and entirely separate distillery. Jim Murray charts the progress of Kininvie, currently 8 years old and maturing nicely
January 1999, Issue 1, page 56
Benromach 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 A well-structured dram with character and delicacy. Very refreshing. A perfect Speysider to recommend.
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 An old-fashioned whisky for an old-fashioned winter's evening. Wins points for being cuddly rather than complex.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 ?A superb whisky, rich, deep, complex, with a mature oakiness. I would avoid water personally.
Benromach 21 Years Old, Old Tokaji Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 7 Rather unbalanced. The nose is far more promising than the palate. What's the point of the finish?
Benromach 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Balanced and poised.
Benromach 8 Years Old Maderia
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 7 The nose was promising but the palate did not deliver all. Water stresses the bitterness.
Benromach Burgundy Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 7 Give this whisky time to open on a sweeter side.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 This suggests a young spirit and lots of oak. Not balanced.
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00% 7 Balance and character. Recommended.
Benromach Origins Batch 2 Port Pipes 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 Wholly matured in port pipes. Shows great balance and style for a 12 Years Old and is marked accordingly.
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A spring meadow with dew on the grass.
Benromach Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10 Years Old 100 Proof
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00% 7 Surprisingly easy to drink neat, the palate not as alcoholic as the nose suggests.
Cadenhead's Benromach 1976, 27 Years Old Authentic Collection
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.10% 8 The nose promised more smoothness. Quite an austere character on the palate but with a lot of class.
Gordon & MacPhail 10 Years Old Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90% 7 Fresh and vibrant. Attractive.
Gordon & MacPhail 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 The best Benromach I have tasted. I wonder what she should expect in a few years from the new stillhouse.
Gordon & MacPhail 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 After a weekend walk in the country? Mid to late afternoon. Who needs tea? Just a slice of fruit pie and a generous dram of Benromach.
Gordon & MacPhail Benromach 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 I have always found Benromach assertively flowery, herbal, almost cedary. Will this highly distinctive character prevail in the new, smaller, stills introduced since the change of ownership? Tastings...
Gordon & MacPhail Benromach 1980
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.60% 7 A wake up dram. Not a great deal of complexity but an enjoyable fruitiness to make you think of springtime.
Gordon & MacPhail Benromach 22 Years Old, Port Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 7 Should the pink tangerine blush of this whisky hint at Bacchus? He may have glanced at the cask, but I can't find him in the glass.
Gordon & MacPhail Benromach Peat Smoke
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Once the middle fills out will be a lovely addition to the range.
Gordon & MacPhail Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 8 A success.
Gordon & MacPhail Benromach Traditional
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 This one really does have subtlety. A lovely, delicate aperitif.
Jura Turas Mara
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.00% 4 ? A well knitted fruity whisky. The perfect companion of a scrumptious Tarte Tatin. Water enhanced some bitter oak. Better neat.