Benromach 10 Years 70cl 40%vol. is a malt whisky made in the Scottish region of Speyside, aged 80% in first use American oak barrels of ex-bourbon and 20% in first use sherry barrels, shows a character and depth more typical of more mature whiskies and manages to perfectly capture the essence of the classic Speyside of the sixties.
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Benromach 10 Years 70cl 40%vol. is a malt whisky made in the Scottish region of Speyside, aged 80% in first use American oak barrels of ex-bourbon and 20% in sherry barrels of first use, shows a character and depth more typical of more mature whiskies and manages to perfectly capture the essence of the classic Speyside of the sixties.
Benromach was born in 1898 and today is the smallest active distillery in Speyside, with a workforce of three men and an annual production of approximately 300,000 liters.
The distillery is owned by the renowned independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, is located on the outskirts of the city of Forres and uses the pure waters of the nearby Chapeltown spring. Since its inauguration in 1898, the distillery underwent numerous ownership changes and periods of inactivity, the last time Benromach was bottled as a single malt before the current owner restored the distillery was in 1900.
Gordon & MacPhail bought the distillery in 1993 and in 1996 announced the rebirth of Benromach. The reconstruction of the distillery began in 1997 and in 1998 the first distillates sprouted from the stills.
Preserving the classic character of 1960 Speyside whiskies, when coal was used and in times of peat shortage to make malt, all whiskies have peat, a light touch.
Although recently created, the master distillers of the Benromach distillery only use their senses to make whisky, in this process no computers are used, not even pressure valves, everything is done by hand using the sight, hearing, smell and touch of the experts.
Style: Single Malt.
Breeding: Matures in a combination of 80% ex-bourbon barrels and 20% hogsheads of sherry, before spending a final period of one year in first use Oloroso barrels.
Nose: Barley, malt and oak. Slightly herbaceous and memories of ginger.
Mouth: Barley, slightly herbaceous and slight notes of ginger, malt and a subtle smoked.
Final: Long and bittersweet end.
Thanks to the use of first fill barrels, Benromach 10 achieves a complexity difficult to find in other whiskies of its age, giving it an exceptional value for money as well as a safe setting for lovers of Speyside whiskies.