The original Benromach Distillery Company was founded in 1898 by Duncan McCallum of Campbeltown’s Glen Nevis distillery and F. W. Brickman, a spirit dealer in Leith. Sadly the distillery closed almost immediately and passed through many hands during the 20th century until finally it was acquired in 1993 by Gordon and MacPhail. By this point the distillery was an empty shell and it took the company 5 years to refit and reopen the distillery.
Benromach 40 Years Old (2022 Release)
Taking on the mantle of officially being the oldest expression in Benromach’s line up, this is a knockout punch from the traditional Speyside distillery. Bottled at a cask strength 57.6% abv, this was laid down in 1982 and spent its maturation in the finest oak casks. A deep amber colour, this is a release of only 1,132 bottles.
The nose has toasted hazelnuts, Seville oranges, and baking spices. The palate has hints of apple pie, dark chocolate, and juicy cherries. Expect a sensational finish, full to the rafters with dark fruits and aged oak.