Benromach Peat Smoke 2009
This lovely single malt is only produced in small batches at Benromach distillery in Speyside, Peat Smoke is one of the few peated whiskies made in the region. Peated to 67ppm and bottled at 46% abv - this expression is a treat for those who like smokey whiskies or is a good introduction to the world of peated malts.
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.