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Gordon & MacPhail Benromach 1974 Tasting notes and reviews

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Gordon & MacPhail Benromach 1974

Brand
Gordon & MacPhail
Expression
Benromach 1974
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1974
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Benromach Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
Specialist stockists

Michael Jackson

80
Nose
Garden mint. Marijuana. Incense. Joss sticks.
Palate
Creamy and oily. Peppermint.
Finish
Tobacco. Faint peat smoke.
Comment
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 on a recent visit suggest that it might.

Jim Murray

80
Nose
At once flowery and fruity. Marmalade and very sweet vanilla.
Palate
Excellent bittersweet kick-off, complex and tangled but settling for a medium sweet wine gum fruitiness.
Finish
Lots of vanilla intermingling with gentlest arrival of smoke. Rather thin at the death, though.
Comment
Something of a delicate flower, lacks a certain 'oomph' to rant it amongst the greats.
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