Benromach 1976 (53.5% ABV) is a single cask bottling, which has been matured in a refill American hogshead, and is said to deliver notes of succulent fruits, pepper and sweet aniseed.
Limited to just 32 bottles, this latest Benromach release, has been launched during this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, to celebrate another successful year for the distillery and its visitor centre.
As with previous vintage exclusives, this limited-edition single malt comes presented in a bespoke decanter-style bottle with the contours and copper-colour of the neck and shoulder line representing Benromach Distillery’s stills.
The oak presentation box is inspired by the home of Benromach, reflecting the copper of the stills, as well as the dark, grained wood of the original washbacks and the white of the lime washed distillery walls.
The growth of Benromach led to the expansion at the distillery and visitor centre 18 months ago, and included new warehouses and a larger team. The four-star visitor centre at Benromach Distillery, open to the public throughout the year for tours, now features three tasting rooms for visitors to experience, while Benromach House - the old distillery manager’s house - was also renovated to hold a new tasting room.
Commenting on the launch, Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager at Benromach, said: “This visitor centre exclusive is a great way to mark the distillery’s recent success and I’m sure Benromach enthusiasts will be keen to get their hands on one of the 32 bottles. This single malt was distilled before the Urquhart family took the reins and brought Benromach Distillery back to life and now, after maturing for 40 years, it is finally time for whisky fans to get the chance to savour this treasured and exceptional dram.”
Benromach 1976, is now available exclusively at the distillery’s visitors centre, for £1250.
Posted by Steve Rush