The six shortlisted whiskies, which also included: Kavalan Classic Single Malt, Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask, Glenallachie 12 Year Old, Lagavulin 16 Year Old and Port Askaig 8 Year Old, were all nominated by customers of the multi award-winning spirits retailer.
|Benromach 15 Year Old|
The judging of the most popular six was opened up to the public via the Whisky of the Year blind tasting set and online voting. Along with a blind-tasting event held in London.
Commenting on the news, Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager at Benromach Distillery, said: “Benromach 15 Years Old being named Whisky of the Year is an incredibly proud moment for the whole team at the distillery. Like all our whiskies, Benromach 15 Years Old is handcrafted using the finest natural ingredients and is a distinctive Speyside whisky with a subtle smoky character. The longer maturation softens its smokiness to hints of charred smoke while developing the wood imbued character of succulent honey, vanilla and fruit.”
All the shortlisted whiskies retail for under £65.00, and are bottled at standard strengths, and are all ongoing, commercially available releases.
Posted by Steve Rush