Benromach 1978 (56.3% ABV) which was matured in refill sherry hogshead cask no: 2608, is said to deliver notes of honey, vanilla, ripe fruits, lime, butterscotch and fresh ginger on the nose, followed by notes of pear, kiwi, chocolate, spices and a touch of subtle peat smoke on the palate.
Limited to just 184 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, Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery Manager, said: “Over the 40 years that this intriguing whisky was maturing, it drew incredible depth, character and flavours from the wood. Outside 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 purchased by the Urquhart family in 1993 and reopened in 1998."
He went onto say: “Our carefully chosen Heritage single cask releases give Benromach lovers the opportunity to taste moments in time from the distillery’s rich history. We are confident our 1978 vintage will surpass expectations and are proud to be releasing such a rare and precious whisky during the 20th anniversary year of distilling restarting here at Benromach.”
Benromach 1978, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £1,250,00.
Posted by Steve Rush