Benromach 8 Years Old 2011 Organic

Benromach Organic 2011 (43%, OB, 2019)

  • ABV: 43%
  • Age: 8 Years Old
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £37.84
  • Origin: Benromach distillery
  • Vintage: 2011

What they say

A world first when launched in 2006, even the wood we use for maturing our Organic single malt whisky is specially selected to nurture it to perfection.

MoM tasting notes:

Nose: Toasty oak with warming hints of cinnamon and ginger, balanced by juicy apricot and white grape.

Palate: Banana bread and coffee, with continued ginger heat. Layers of runny caramel as it develops.

Finish: Subtly peppery, with just a whisper of floral smoke lingering.

What I say

Dram #1 from Water of Life Society Tasting 104 Unconventional Tasting. No idea of what the tasting was at this point, this seemed like quite an accomplished single malt with the suggestion of virgin oak maturation…

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Soave (4/20), quick, medium tears and long, medium- fine legs.
  • Nose: Sweet, vanilla, American cream soda, peaches and ice cream, toffee, apple pie and some pear also, oak wood and soft baking spices.
  • Taste: Banana milkshake, creamy, light caramel and runny honey, more peaches and cream and rhubarb and custard, very much a fruit and dairy pairing this one.
  • Finish: Medium-long, spiced custard, oak wood and more fruits.


Very sweet and dessert-led, there is a malty backbone here which props up a lot of fruit and sweetness. Only the reveal gave away this weeks ‘theme’ of Organic.

Score 83/100

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