Family owned Benromach Distillery has announced a new addition to its Classic Range: Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2008 Batch 1. Bottled at cask strength (57.9% ABV), Benromach Cask Strength will replace Benromach 100° Proof in the Classic Range.
The batch was laid down in 2008 in First-Fill Sherry and Bourbon casks, before being bottled in 2019 at natural colour and without chill filtration. Just 5,500 bottles will be available to purchase in most countries around the world (except for the US and China) from 24th April 2019, with a recommended retail price (RRP) of €69.95 (£59.95).
According to the official tasting notes, the golden amber dram has notes of cracked black pepper, fruits and milk chocolate, with a delicate smoky edge on the palate. The whisky has a long, deep finish with subtle smokiness and bonfire embers.
Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery Manager, said: “By offering the opportunity to own and enjoy batch releases, we are able to further showcase the expertise of our distilling team while determining the right time to bottle each batch to take full advantage of the remarkable single malt whiskies we produce. While retaining the overall flavours that Benromach consumers have enjoyed in Benromach 100° Proof, the new Cask Strength Vintage release will differ subtly in both strength and flavour profile, reflecting the specific casks chosen from the vintage year.”
Benromach is one of only a few distilleries in Scotland to use traditional methods, without any automated machinery. The small team of distillers employ all their senses when crafting their classic Speyside single malt whiskies, managing the process by sight, sound and touch to create the unique, handcrafted and authentic Benromach taste.