Monday, 1 February 2016

News: Benromach 35

  • Benromach 35
  • Benromach Distillery, Forres (Speyside)
  • 35 years old
  • 43 % ABV

Benromach launches a 35 year old single malt today. They describe it as "A most satisfying Speysider with cinnamon spice hints and beeswax polish, stewed pear and a delicate charred oak edge."

This rare whisky, dating back to a time before Benromach was restored in the ‘90s, exudes the heritage of the Speyside distillery. Created under the watchful eye of Donald MacDonald, former Distillery Manager, the casks this whisky was matured in have long been a part of the Benromach history. Willie McArthur, former malt man and warehouseman, was one of the workers responsible for protecting the precious casks remaining in the bonded warehouses.

The gorgeous decanter protecting the 35yo whisky comes with a wooden presentation box, reflecting the various elements which have gone into making the whisky; the copper stills, the dark, grained wood of the original washbacks, and the white of the limewashed distillery walls.

The Speyside distillery is one of the most popular among the geek population of the whisky world. Their 10 and 15 years old expressions are much applauded.

Benromach 35

Benromach 35
Back label of the Benromach 35

Tasting notes from Benromach

Colour: Golden amber

Nose: Rich sherry influences with orange marmalade, kiwi and grapefruit aromas, complemented by gorgeous cinnamon spice.

Mixed with water you get sherry influences with honey, blackcurrant and beeswax polish aromas, complemented by a subtle hint of cloves.

Taste: Initially, it is sweet on the palate with honey, fruitcake, ripe banana and melon flavours. Watch out for the smooth white chocolate edge as it develops, combined with a soft menthol note, giving a full body and long and smooth fruity finish.

With water it becomes fabulous combination of white pepper followed by dried tobacco, dewy stewed pear, raisin and zesty orange peel flavours, heightened by a delicate edge of charred oak… the result of lingering for over three decades in oak casks.

Benromach Distillery


Benromach 35 Years Old is available to purchase at specialist whisky retailers with an RRP in the United Kingdom of £425 / €560.

Source and pictures: TTB Online & Benromach
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