A new Distillery Exclusive has been released by the Benromach Distillery Company Ltd, and is available exclusively at the distillery’s visitor centre.
Only 238 bottles are available and, with visitor numbers continuing to rise after the distillery’s recent refurbishment and upgrade, the team at Benromach is advising customers not to wait too long before picking up a bottle.
The first Distillery Exclusive was launched to coincide with the 2016 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival in April. Only 240 bottles of the whisky were available and it sold out within seven weeks.
Distilled in 2000 and bottled in 2016, this Distillery Exclusive is likely to prove as popular as the first release with whisky aficionados across the world. The golden whisky, cask number 757, has a sweet vanilla scent followed by a balance of tropical fruit, cocoa powder and peat smoke aromas. Its smooth but spicy flavour exudes sweet bursts of banana, mango and passionfruit, complemented by bonfire embers, leading to a smoky edge.
Benromach Distillery, based on the outskirts of Forres, was revived by the Urquhart family of Gordon & MacPhail and re-opened in 1998. Since then its handcrafted whisky has grown in popularity around the world with whisky fans keen to enjoy a classic Speyside malt that draws its influence from the Speyside whiskies of the pre 1960s.
The growth of the brand has led to expansion at the distillery, including new warehouses and a larger team. The four-star visitor centre at Benromach Distillery, open to the public throughout the year for tours and tastings, has recently upgraded its facilities. There are now three new tasting rooms for visitors to experience, while Benromach House - the old distillery manager’s house - has also been renovated to hold a new tasting room.
Distillery Manager Keith Cruickshank said: “The first Benromach Distillery Exclusive, a first fill bourbon barrel, has been thoroughly enjoyed by whisky lovers across the world.
“We’re sure the new Distillery Exclusive will be a similar success and the new facilities at the distillery certainly provide a wonderful setting for us to introduce this whisky, and the other products in our range.
“It’s a very busy and exciting time for us all here at Benromach Distillery.”
For more information on Benromach, and to explore the wide range of expressions available, please visit www.benromach.com.