The distillery proudly claim 'There are no shortcuts to perfection in creating Benromach Chateau Cissac. Using the finest natural ingredients our dedicated distillers orchestrate every second of the distillation, making our whisky by sight, by sound, by touch. Produced in small batches, this exquisite Benromach Wood Finish is matured in first fill bourbon casks and finished for no less than 25 months in hand-selected casks from the illustrious Chateau Cissac within the Appellation Haut-Medoc Controlee in south-western France. Every cask is hand-filled, hand-weighed and hand-stamped before maturing for many years in our traditional dunnage warehouses.' This is a limited release of 4200 bottles.
|Distillery: The fabulous influence of the Château Cissac casks will be immediately apparent, with melon notes, red apples, delicate and zesty orange peel and dark chocolate. There’s also an underlying floral note and a delightful charred oak edge... the Benromach signature. With water there are hints of pressed green apple and pear... and delicate oak aromas develop, complemented by the lingering peppermint.|
|Distillery: It’s slightly peppery on the palate with sweet vanilla, creamy milk chocolate... there’s even refreshing lemon and limeade flavours with a nod and a wink towards the effervescent. Satisfying hints of red wine tannins emerge, complementing a lingering peat smoke. With water at first you’ll sense some spiciness and cracked black pepper. A slight bitterness develops, with grapefruit and orange peel. Now you may detect deeper hints of bonfire embers, complemented by Brazil nuts and gorgeous cocoa flavours.|