Benromach launches £1200 1974 single malt
The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has revealed a unique single cask malt Scotch whisky with the launch of Benromach 1974.
The malt has spent 41 years maturing in a sherry butt, creating a beautiful golden amber colour with opulent sherry influences infused with plump sultana, sharp green apple and zesty orange peel flavours, with rich underlying hints of beeswax polish, menthol and dark chocolate.
The limited edition dates back to before the Urquhart family brought Benromach Distillery back to life in the 1990s. Former Distiller Tom Anderson, who still lives in a cottage at the distillery, was one of the men to witness the filling of the last casks at Benromach, and proudly signed his name on the wall of the filling store. Former malt man and warehouseman, Willie McArthur, was responsible for tending to the precious casks.
Distillery Manager Keith Cruickshank says of the bottling; “It’s a very special dram. Benromach 1974, cask number 1583, is incredibly rare, as very few casks of Benromach remain from that time. For all of us at the distillery, this is a moment to be treasured.”
There are 452 bottles of the limited edition Benromach 1974 available worldwide at specialist whisky retailers with an RRP of £1200.
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