Benromach 1974 (49.1% ABV) has been matured in a sherry butt at the Forres based distillery and dates back to a time before the Urquhart family brought the Benromach Distillery back to life in the 1990s.
Limited to 452 bottles, this latest release from the multi-award winning Speyside distillery, is golden amber in colour with opulent sherry influences infused with plump sultana, sharp green apple and zesty orange peel flavours, with rich underlying hints of beeswax polish, menthol and dark chocolate.
Benromach 1974 comes presented in an evocative decanter-style bottle; the contours of the neck and shoulder line sculpted to represent copper stills, whilst a copper-coloured neck collar adds a luxurious touch.
The presentation box is inspired by the home of Benromach, also reflecting the copper of the stills in use today, as well as the dark, grained wood of the original washbacks and the white of the lime washed distillery walls. A book accompanies the whisky, delving into the Benromach history as well as providing whisky fans with some fascinating stories about the people behind the whisky.
Commenting on the launch, Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery Manager, said: “Benromach 1974, cask number 1583, is incredibly rare, as very few casks of Benromach remain from that time. This whisky has matured for many years in a single sherry butt and we have now decided to release it for savouring and enjoying today. For all of us at the distillery, this is a moment to be treasured.”
He went on to say: “Pour your dram of Benromach 1974 and settle down for an incredible journey through the history of Benromach. This is a whisky for those who take their whisky seriously and want the chance to try something which is particularly special because of its rarity.”
Benromach 1974, will be available later this month from specialist retailers for a RRP of £1200,00.
Posted by Steve Rush