BenMore Four Casks – Blended Scotch Whisky Tasting
A year or so ago Nicola and her husband Scott were on a business trip to Thailand and on there return they brought back a bottle of Whisky, and that Whisky is what we’ll taste tonight.
Last night Tuesday 5th April Nicola popped round to my house and we quickly decided to do a wee tasting, we searched through the cabinet and picked out:-
BenMore Four Casks, Blended Scotch Whisky – A Scotch Whisky Of Rare Distinction, 40% Alc/vol 70cl.
As you would expect from the name this Scotch has been matured in four different casks, Sherry casks, Bourbon casks, Charred casks and finally in Refill casks. This Scotch Blend comes from Diageo, the worlds largest spirit producer and is blended specially for the Thai and Philippine market place and holds quite a large share of that marketplace.
As you would expect this is not readily available over here, and we’ve found it to be very difficult to obtain on the web, but we shall keep on trying to locate a source and let you all know, but if you know someone who is going out to the far east then request them to get you a bottle or three.
Nose…Fruit and if you work hard there is a little hint of smoke.
Taste…Quite complex with a woodiness and the fruit together with vanilla makes this such a smooth dram.
Finish…Not too long but the vanilla and the slightest hint of peat/smoke is still there.
Nose…Sweet dry sherrylike with fruity dark notes.
Taste…Love the sweet vanilla and the oaky wood and to my surprise the fruit is still in there, unlike Jim I do not get any smoke/peat. (thank goodness)
Finish…Medium finish, a sweet tingle is left on my tongue, I quite like this one.
Now this is a very nice dram and we both wished it was available over here, this could be a very good everyday dram and certainly would not look out of place in anyone’s Whisky cabinet. We are sorry that so far (other than going to the Far East) we have been unable to source a site that has this fine dram for sale. If in the meantime anyone out there knows of an outlet, please get in touch and let us know, thanks in advance.
Although this fine blend is currently unavailable online, you can still purchase a fine Blended Scotch Whisky by clicking on the window below: