Benromach was founded in 1898 by Duncan McCallum and F.W. Brickman, independent bottlers and retailer Gordon & Macphail bought the distillery in 1993, after it had been closed a decade earlier.
The first run of whisky was in 1997, with the distillery reopened by HRH The Prince of Wales a year later, and the first whiskies released for sale in 2004.
Benromach is different in Speyside as the whisky has a faint hint of peat. Before the 1960's this was the norm as each distillery malted their own barley, but commercial malting plants put a stop to that, and the faint smoke that Speyside once had. Gordon & Macphail decided that Benromach should have that traditional light smoke note once again, and their malts really do stand out from the crowd in Speyside.
Rich sherry flavours with forest fruits and a delicate smoke note. This whisky takes you back to the 1930s when Speyside malts tended to have a touch of peat.
The stunning 10 year old with a bit more booze! It allows you to dilute it to your strength, not the pre-determined one from the distillery.
Benromach's 15 year old is a super, mature whisky with some richer, honeyed aromas and a subtle hint of smoke.
Very sweet and malty initially, with vanilla, toffee and banana influences. On the palate, peppery and creamy with defined sweet fruit flavours, ripe bananas.
Sweet, malty notes with an elegant smokiness. A fruitiness develops, pear and green apples. Cured bacon flavours linger. Smoky bonfire ash initially on the palate with a white pepper spiciness....