Benromach 1977 – Cask 1268 (56% ABV) which was matured in a single refill American hogshead, is said to be a smooth and sweet dram, which delivers notes of ripe banana and passion fruit, with undertones of citrus, dried tobacco and toasted oak.
Limited to 225 bottles, this latest release from the multi award winning, Speyside distillery, comes presented in a decanter-style bottle, inspired by the curving shapes and silky textures of the distillery’s copper stills. The bottle nestles inside a rich, dark oak wooden box, reminiscent of the wood used in the original distillery washbacks.
Commenting on the launch, David King, Director at Benromach said: “Almost four decades have passed since cask 1268 was laid down to quietly mature in the traditional dunnage warehouses that surround Benromach Distillery. While this beautiful whisky drew its incredible depth, character and luxurious flavours from the wood, all around the cask, the distillery was evolving and changing. After it closed in 1983, the distillery lay silent for more than 15 years before it was revived by the Urquhart family.”
He went onto say: “These carefully selected casks give Benromach lovers around the world the chance to own and taste a moment in time from the distillery’s rich history. We’ve been sampling this cask over the years and feel only now that it is ready to be unveiled.”
Benromach 1977, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £1,500,00.
Posted by Steve Rush