Benromach unveils new wood finish

Benromach has unveiled the latest expression in its portfolio, Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish 2009.

It has a limited release of 8,000 bottles – double that of Benromanch’s last special edition, Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish 2007, with production amped up to meet popular demand.

Distilled in 2009 and initially matured in first fill bourbon barrels, Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish (45% ABV) is a deep ruby red in colour and has a unique flavour profile, as a result of a final finishing period in Sassicaia wine casks from the renowned Bolgheri wine region.

Benromach Distillery Manager, Keith Cruickshank, said, “Our previous Wood Finishes were incredibly well received and demand has been so great we are doubling the quantity we will be making available.

“Our Wood Finish expressions allow us the opportunity to provide our customers with a special malt which is full of character, thanks to the final maturation period in casks from distinguished wine regions, as well as offering them the chance to experience Benromach whisky in a different way.”

The new release seeks to build on the success of the Benromach 10 Year Old, which won the Scottish Single Malt category at the World Whiskies Awards. The popular expression will now go head to head with other winning Single Malts from across the world with the hope of being crowned World’s Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky next month.

Benromach 35 Years Old also scooped a gold award in the Speyside 21 & over category.

Cruickshank added, “As the popularity and success of our Benromach 10 Years Old continues to grow, we are delighted that whisky fans all over the world are still enjoying the classic character of our pre-1960’s Speyside single malt.

“We are honoured that it is held in such high regard within the industry, as the World Whiskies Award demonstrates.”

Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish will be available from specialist whisky retailers priced £38.99.

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