Benromach Polish Oak Cask 771
An exclusive release from Benromach, this remarkable single malt whisky is a testament to craftsmanship, having matured gracefully for a decade in a first-fill Polish oak cask. Bottled at its undiluted cask strength, the whisky unfolds a symphony of flavors, including the zesty allure of Seville orange, the indulgent sweetness of raisins, and the velvety richness of milk chocolate. All these elements are seamlessly intertwined by a gentle wisp of smokiness, delivering a truly refined and complex tasting experience.
Known for their extremly high quality oak trees Polish casks offer a extra demention of Tannin, Vanilla and Citrus Fruit. This results in a fantastic palate with Sevil Orange and Nutmeg spice. All finished off with a plesent Milk Chocolate and hints of Bonfire mebers.
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.