Tuesday, March 29, 2016

BENROMACH ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF ITS LATEST LIMITED EDITION WOOD FINISH EXPRESSION

The Benromach Distillery Company has today announced the launch of a new limited edition single malt whisky, finished in Sassicaia wine casks.

Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish (45% ABV) was distilled in 2007 and initially matured in first fill bourbon barrels, before being finished in Sassicaia wine casks from the renowned Bolgheri wine region.
Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish

The latest limited edition from the Forres based distillery, follows on from its previous special edition Wood Finish expressions; Benromach Hermitage 2005, Benromach Sassicaia 2006 and Ch√Ęteau Cissac 2006 bottlings.

Commenting on the new release, Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery Manager, said: “Here at Benromach we have an esteemed portfolio of single malt whisky. Our Wood Finish expressions allow us the opportunity to provide our customers with a special malt which is full of character, thanks to the final maturation period in casks from distinguished wine regions. The final finishing period in Sassicaia wine casks allows for an exceptional flavour profile to develop, full of summer fruits and soft spice. Fans of our Benromach 10 Years Old and 15 Years Old, which display the classic character of pre-1960’s Speyside single malt, will enjoy the chance to experience our whisky in a different way.”

Originally built in 1898, Benromach Distillery was revived when leading whisky specialists Gordon & MacPhail purchased it in 1993. The distillery was extensively re-equipped over a five-year period to create a Speyside single malt whisky in a classic pre 1960s style.

Limited to 3,500 bottles, Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish, will be available next month from specialist retailers for a RRP of £40.25.

Posted by Steve Rush