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Heavily Peated Benromach

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Will you buy?

Yes
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Would like to taste firste
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Heavily Peated Benromach

Postby Leither » Wed May 09, 2007 11:37 am

I see that G&M have launched a new Benromach, malt peated to 55ppm.
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This new kid on the block was just launched last week (perhaps in conjunction with the Spirit of Speyside Festival?).

I tasted this at the Tesco 'Taste of Scotland' event here in Edinburgh at the weekend and IMHO it's the best non-Islay peated expression I've tried. Very little peat-smoke on the nose but boy what a delivery of oily smokiness (not too dis-similar to a young Caol Ila or Ardbeg) on the palate. Top stuff for me.
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Postby Aidan » Wed May 09, 2007 11:45 am

I'd buy it, but I'd like to taste it first, needless to say. If it is at a good price, I will deffinitely buy it.
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Postby martin grant » Wed May 09, 2007 11:47 am

Sounds good Leither. I'm sure I could be tempted to pick up a bottle, but would probably like to taste first. Have you any idea what they plan to retail for? Does it have an age statement? I see from your review of the 'Taste of Scotland' event that it's bottled at 46% so it certainly sounds very interesting.
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Postby Leither » Wed May 09, 2007 1:34 pm

Nice packaging too:

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More on the Benromach website:

http://www.benromach.com/Product-Peatsmoke.html
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Postby martin grant » Wed May 09, 2007 1:49 pm

Packaging looks great Leither, and the price seems very fair as well. Although all the Benromach's I have seen are all very fairly priced, I must confess that I've never picked one up as of yet. I've spotted this bottling now on RMW's site where it should arrive shortly, so may well pick one up.

http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0010000033786&cid=QUSR5IRGDQ8ING2LAHYWBC3XKBODFZZR
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Postby Aidan » Wed May 09, 2007 3:52 pm

Has anyone tasted Edradour's Ballechin? The heavily peated malt/
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Postby lambda » Wed May 09, 2007 4:44 pm

Looks interesting!

I tried the ballechin, burgundy wood. It was rather pleasant, quite sweet and I wouldn't have guessed it is this young. At the same time, I thought there was not much going on in the malt and I expect it to get boring after 2 or 3 drams. And certainly overpriced..
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Postby Lawrence » Wed May 09, 2007 4:53 pm

As soon as LFW brings it in I'm ordering a bottle.

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Postby vitara7 » Wed May 09, 2007 5:00 pm

after my own dissapointments with young benromach of late, i think ill be trying before i buy this one, even though it is very cheap.
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