A world-first when it was launched in 2006, this unpeated Benromach is certified Organic from start to finish, meeting rigorous UK Soil Association standards for growing the ingredients, distillation, maturation and bottling. Previous releases were enthused over by Jim Murray who described the first edition as “An absolute treat!” 91 points, followed by an even more glowing review for the 2008 – “The most astonishing explosion of intense barley and oak. More orgasmic than organic!” 93 pointsThis expression is a 7 year old that’s been exclusively matured in virgin oak casks.Tasting note: [Earlier batch tasted] Glossy gold. Dazzles in the glass, forming thick legs. Creamy, almost oily bouquet, oozes fruity malt and vanilla with wonderful purity. Hints of grainstore and hay bail are detected in later passes. Light and easy on entry developing depth and texture; in fact, probably one of the creamiest barley deliveries you’re likely to find: A juicy, nutty, oily malt with flavours of beeswax and shortbread heightening at the finish. Beautiful whisky that emphasises mouthfeel over complexity. References Glenmorangie Tusail (less the price tag). A simple pleasure. 43% Alc./Vol.