A multi-award winning Single Malt hand-crafted at Speyside's smallest working distillery. A great whisky, its maturity belies its 10 years of age and the sherry finish has done wonders.
Whilst the packaging has been updated (Sept 2020), it contains the same great whisky matrured for 9 years in 4/5 bourbon and 1/5 sherry casks, before being finished off for a year in entirely sherry casks.
Benromach is the smallest distillery in Speyside with a workforce of just two and a maximum capacity of a mere half million litres annually. Benromach was established in 1898, a year a great number of distilleries came into being. The distillery was built by the Benromach Distillery Company and situated to the north of Forres in Speyside.
Drawing its water from the Chapeltown springs, Benromach was one of the many Speyside distilleries designed by the renowned Charles Doig, the Elgin-based architect who was credited also for Aberlour, Dufftown and Balblair among many others.
Benromach, whose name derives from the Gaelic for ‘shaggy mountain’, closed and reopened over the course of the 1930s. In 1983 it was mothballed. It was not until a decade later that the distillery was acquired from United Distillers by Gordon and MacPhail. Following the purchase, Gordon and MacPhail paraded it as a flagship distillery of the old school Speyside style.