Wednesday, March 01, 2017


The Benromach Distillery Company, has today announced the launch of its latest wood finish limited edition, single malt Scotch whisky.

Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish 2009 (45% ABV) was distilled in 2009 and initially matured in first fill bourbon barrels, before being finished in Sassicaia wine casks from the renowned Bolgheri wine region.

Benromach Sassicaia 2009

Following the success and demand of its last few Sassicaia Wood Finish bottlings, Benromach are releasing 8,000 bottles, double that of previous editions.

This latest release from the Forres based distillery, is said to be deep ruby red in colour, with notes of ripe berries, milk chocolate drops, and hints of ginger and cinnamon, complemented by a subtle sense of smoke.

Commenting on the launch, Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery Manager, said: “Our previous Wood Finishes were incredibly well received and demand has been so great we are doubling the quantity we will be making available. 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, as well as offering them the chance to experience Benromach whisky in a different way.”

He went onto say: “As the popularity and success of our Benromach 10 Years Old continues to grow, we are delighted that whisky fans all over the world are still enjoying the classic character of our pre-1960’s Speyside single malt, and we are honoured that it is held in such high regard within the industry, as the World Whiskies Award demonstrates.”

Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish 2009, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £38.99.

Posted by Steve Rush