Benromach unveils rare 50-Year-Old Single Cask – Scotch Whisky News

Benromach unveils rare 50-Year-Old Single Cask

— Only 125 bottles of Benromach 50 Years Old will be released for sale —

Benromach Distillery in Speyside has unveiled one of its rarest single cask releases and the oldest expression in the current range – Benromach 50 Years Old.

Laid down in 1969, Benromach 50 Years Old has spent half a century maturing in cask no. 2003, an ex-Sherry Hogshead.

The result is an exquisite hand-crafted single malt available as a limited release from the Benromach Distillery, with only 125 decanters available for purchase.

Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery Manager, said: “Benromach 50 Years Old is the oldest expression in our current range and was carefully crafted by my predecessors using many of the timeless methods that we still use at Benromach Distillery to this day, with an unwavering focus on sourcing the finest Scottish barley, drawing the purest local spring water and relying on the expertise and senses of our distillers to create a spirit that’s truly handcrafted.

“Benromach is known for its range of classic Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies, beautifully balanced with a light touch of smoke. This old and rare expression exudes undertones of gentle smoke and rewards 50 years of patience and nurture with sweet sherry aromas, ripe fruits and a mellow, mature oak finish.”

The distillery in Forres is one of few in Scotland to maintain a handcrafted approach to whisky making without the use of automated machinery. The small team of distillers employ all their senses when crafting the classic Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies, managing the process by sight, sound and touch to create the unique, handcrafted and authentic Benromach taste.

Just 125 bottles of Benromach 50 Years Old will be available at selected retailers worldwide from 30 September. For stockist information contact sales@benromach.com.

Decanters are priced at £8,000 GBP, €9,000 and $10,000 USD.  Prices in international markets may vary due to local taxes and import duties.

Notes 

Tasting Notes:

Benromach 50 years old is non chill-filtered and is bottled at 44.6% ABV

Colour: Warm Mahogany

Nose: Sweet Sherry aromas – prune syrup, stewed raisins brown sugar and warm spices. Hints of butterscotch, ginger, candied citrus peels – orange. Undertones of gentle smoke – akin to extinguished coals.

Palate: Peppery initially giving way to ripe fruits apricot, peach and hints of orange. Subtle sweet flavours of dried tobacco leaves, mellow mature oak building to a soft menthol edge

Finish: Lingering, fruity and mouth coating with mellow mature oak

Maturation: Matured for 50 years in a Refill Sherry Hogshead

RRP:

It will be available from £8,000 // EUR €9,000 // USD $10,000

*Prices in international markets may vary due to local taxes and import duties.

About Benromach Distillery

Originally built in 1898, Benromach Distillery was brought back to life when the Urquhart family realised a lifelong dream to own a distillery and purchased it in 1993. The distillery was extensively re-equipped over a five-year period before it was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Rothesay in 1998.

In reopening Benromach Distillery, the Urquhart family wanted to create a single malt whisky that has a classic Speyside character: beautifully balanced with a light touch of smoke.

Benromach Distillery is located on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Forres. A five-star visitor centre is open to the public throughout the year for tours and tastings. Benromach Distillery is a member of the world-famous Malt Whisky Trail.

For more information, visit: www.benromach.com.

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