A cracking deal on a cracking Aussie exclusive!
Our old friends at Benromach recently released a single cask expression exclusively for the Australian Market.
A first fill Bourbon cask, aged 10 years and only 234 bottles were produced – at cask strength of 59.1%.
Frankly we thought this was all gone – but we’ve come across some stock of this and have been able to negotiate an absolutely awesome deal for our members.
Benromach Single Cask releases are few and far between (much like unicorns) – which makes this an even more significant release.
Nose: Lemon peel and Werther’s original caramel and a wiff of sweet smoke
Palate: An initial slight peppery-ness preceding a beautiful buttery-sweet smokiness enhanced by a citrus-zing.
Finish: A long and chewy swirl of peat smoke alternating with marshmallow sweetness and spicy warmth.
The Benromach Distillery was built in 1898 by Duncan Macallum. Due to the ‘whisky depression’ at the time it didn’t actually start producing until 1900 and only lasted 1 year before closing it’s doors. It went been through many owners hands and periods of moth-balling up until 1985 when it (seemingly) closed for good. In 1993 our old friends Gordon and MacPhail (of independent bottling fame) decided to buy the Benromach distillery and then set out to restore and re-commission it over the next 5 years. In 1998 it was re-opened with much fanfare by non-other than Prince Charles himself! Over he next few years, distillation and ageing was once again happening and in 2004 Benromach began bottling their whisky.
Benromach remains a very ‘old school’ traditional distillery despite it’s relatively recent refurbishment. Only 3 people are employed in the production process and the whole show is run without computers of any kind. In fact, the stills at Benromach don’t even have pressure gauges – the distillation process is carried out totally ‘by hand’ with the distillers knowledge of the sounds, sights and smells of the stills used to guide and control the process.