Benromach 12 year old Origins (Batch 2), 50%

Price: $80 Issue: Summer 2011 Reviewer: Dave Broom

The newest member of the ever-expanding range hailing from Gordon & MacPhail's own distillery in Forres. This example has been aged in port pipes — and it shows immediately on the nose. Benromach is a teasing mid-weight Speysider, and this has added depth of sweet damson jam-like aromas mixed with Seville orange (marmalade) and some milky nut. Rich fruitcake flavors on the tongue. This is a very well balanced and precocious 12 year old. Worth a look.