Benromach, 10YO (700ml)
Benromach Distillery - 10 Years Old
The 10 year old from Gordon and MacPhail's Benromach distillery. Every batch maturation is 80% Bourbon barrel and 20% Sherry cask, married together for the final year in a first fill Oloroso Sherry cask. A rich sherry and fruit nose, find the hint of nutty chocolate. Taste it, roll it around your mouth. A bit of malt biscuit and very light smoke. A succulent mouth filling balance that lingers.
MATURATION: 80% ex-Bourbon, 20% ex-Sherry for 9 years—married back together in an Oloroso Sherry cask for the final, tenth year.
Nose: Dry, barley, big on malt and oak. Dry pine, fruity. A tad spirity. Sweet spices after a time and a hint of puckering prune from the sherry cask and maple fudge.
Taste: Barley, slightly herbal, a little fruit, grassy. Big on malt, ground ginger.
Finish: Mouthwateringly bittersweet. Ginger, dry sherry, almost hoppy after a while.
2022 - IWSC 95pts GOLD Medal
2020 - International Spirits Challenge GOLD
2020 - Scotch Whisky Masters GOLD
2021 - San Francisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold
About the Distillery
Benromach is a traditional Speyside distillery owned by a family of whisky-lovers intent on making single malt the right way with true character. A handful of distillers relying entirely on expertise and senses to make the finest handmade whisky; Speyside single malt matured exclusively in first-fill casks, with a subtly smoky character along with their renowned Red Door Gin. Recalling the Speyside tradition of topping up fires with cuts of peat when coal ran low, the Scottish barley is grown locally and malted with a little peat smoke to Benromach's exact specifications before being ground into grist in their 120 year-old four-roller Boby Mill. They specify a lightly peated barley, giving te whiskies their distinctive Speyside character.