Benromach was founded in 1898 and today is the smallest working distillery in Speyside, employing just two people to make its whisky - current output is just 200,000 litres per year. The distillery is owned by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail, who bought it in 1993, ten years after it had been mothballed by previous owners United Dist ... Read More »
A 20cl quarter bottle of the lipsmacking Benromach 10yo, which has been a revelation since its introduction by owners Gordon & Macphail in late 2009, and is really putting this great distillery back on the map.
The first new bottling since the distillery began production in 1998 after a 15-year lay-off. The whisky is young, but has a delicious dollop of peat and plenty of fresh, ripe flavours. A very welcome return.
A smart packaging job for this distillery-bottled expression of Benromach 10yo, which has been a big hit since its introduction in late 2009. Well done to G&M for making the standard release strength 43%.
Benromach Peat Smoke distilled in 2004 is part of the small number of batches of peated whisky. With a level of 53ppm, this is seriously smoky with notes of liquorice, orange (without water) or grapefruit (with water).
The fifth entry in Benromach's Origins series, looking back at experiments carried out by owners Gordon & Macphail, as well as older methods of whisky production. Batch 5 is made up of sherry cask matured spirit that was made using Golden Promise, a low yield/high flavour malt, lightly peated to 12ppm.
The fourth batch in Benromach's Origins series goes back to both batch 2 and experiments done by previous generations of the Urquahart family, owners of both Benromach and Gordon & Macphail. This is fully matured in port pipes, giving a sweet vanilla hit and some smoky undertones.
A very worthy bottling from Benromach - this is a single sherry cask bottled at 80 proof to represent the longitude of the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society's project to sagfeguard the humpback whales of Ecuador. £5 from the sale of each bottle of this whisky will go to the project.
Released to celebrate the distillery's centenary, this 17yo Benromach spent its final two years in sherry casks dating from 1886, 1895 and 1901 before bottling in 1998 by Gordon & Macphail, who had recently taken over and re-invigorated the distillery after a fifteen year distilling hiatus.
The 3rd cask of Benromach bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This was an interesting time for the distillery. Distilled under the ownership of United Distillers (later to become Diageo), a year before the distillery was mothballed, and bottled a year after new owners Gordon & Macphail had bought it, but three years before it reopened.
An old and well aged whisky from Benromach, bottled by independent retailer Cadenhead's. It was distilled in February 1966 and bottled in October 1993, the year that the (at that time) mothballed distillery was bought by current owners Gordon & Macphail.