Benromach 40 year old
Benromach 40 Years Old is the result of four decades of careful maturation in both American hogsheads and ex Sherry casks. This is why this single malt offers exceptional depth, complexity and balance. Benromach 40 Years Old has a golden amber hue with sweet sherry, red apple and butterscotch aromas leading to mellow spices and a hint of creamy white chocolate. Aromatic pear and ripe banana provide a sweet backdrop to a spicy ginger note. Smooth on the palate, cracked black pepper is initially followed by dried tobacco, Seville orange and soft oak tannins, mingling with subtle liquorice before a long, dry and spicy finish.
Benromach distillery is located close to Forres in the Speyside region. It was founded in 1898 and produced its first batch of spirit in 1900. From there it went through numerous changes of ownership and intermittent periods of production. The distillery was modernised between 1966 and 1974. It continued producing whisky until 1983 when the distillery fell silent.
Ten years later, the distillery was acquired by its current owners, Gordon & Macphail. After running numerous trials the first batch of spirit under the new ownership was produced in 1998. The 10 year old single malt was awarded 'Best single malt 12 year and under' by the World Whisky Awards in 2014.
By using a fermentation period of between 3 and 5 days, cloudy wort, shell and tubes to cool the spirit and a reflux ball, the character of Benromach is robust and bold.