Speyside’s Benromach Distillery has unveiled a series of five limited-edition, single cask whiskies aged in Polish oak casks. Two of the five single casks have been earmarked specifically for the UK with only 590 bottles available for purchase, retailing £95 each.
Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager at Benromach, said, “Polish oak has long been known for being a fantastic quality oak for whisky maturation, due to the strength and thickness of the wood, as well as the depth of character it brings to the flavour. This is something that can be seen in abundance in our recently released Polish Oak single casks which have spent over a decade maturing in this wood, gifting the Benromach subtly smoky spirit with rich dried fruit, chocolate and toffee notes.
“As every cask is unique, these two single cask releases have different characteristics due to the variations brought through cask maturation. While one is slightly spicy with Seville orange and aniseed, the other is sweet with blueberry, toffee and baked apple.
“We have a very limited number of Benromach Polish Oak available for the UK market and expect there to be a lot of interest from whisky enthusiasts and those searching for something a little different.”