This month we feature the Benromach Traditional as our monthly malt.

The Benromach Distillery had a shaky start. Before it was even finished in 1899, the firm was suspended with liabilities exceeding £70,000. Imagine how much that would be in today’s money. Nothing new about financial crises, eh?

The spring water from this little distillery comes from the Romach hills, high in calcium, and pristine. The distillery is the smallest distillery in the speyside region and is quite experimental producing the first organic whisky, and offering some wonderful oak finishes, such as Madiera and Sassicaia.

The Benromach Traditional really surprised me. I thought it might be a bit middle of the road, but the peat, citrus characters and barley sugar sweetness combine amazingly well.


Bottle Size : 700ml
ABV : 46% abv
Region : Scotland – Speyside
Peated : No

Nose: Citrus fruits (lemons & limes) with hint of honey and pine resin. Peaty malty notes in the background.
Palate: Smoky with cereal and malt flavours. Dries up with spicy/peppery notes followed by a delicate floral edge.
Finish: Slightly sweet with a hint of smoke and malt.

With water.
Nose: Sweet, chocolate and fudge aromas. Floral elements and a hint of phenols (germolene).
Palate: Toasted/smoky flavours initially with a subtle fragrance. Some fruity notes develop along with an earthy, vanilla edge.

Benromach Traditional