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Benromach unveils limited edition 1978 vintage

Building on the popularity of its previous vintage releases, the Benromach Distillery Company Ltd is releasing a limited-edition Scotch malt whisky
By Phoebe Calver
Benromach has released a limited-edition Scotch malt that has been matured for 40 years in a single refill sherry hogshead cask, with 184 bottles available for worldwide sale.

Keith Cruickshank, Benromach distillery manager, said: “Over the 40 years that this intriguing whisky was maturing, it drew incredible depth, character and flavours from the wood. Outside the cask, the distillery was evolving and changing. After it closed in 1983, the distillery lay silent for more than 15 years before it was purchased by the Urquhart family in 1993 and reopened in 1998.

“Our carefully chosen Heritage single cask releases give Benromach lovers the opportunity to taste moments in time from the distillery’s rich history. We are confident our 1978 vintage will surpass expectations and are proud to be releasing such a rare and precious whisky during the 20th anniversary year of distilling restarting here at Benromach.”

The Benromach 1978 is available worldwide from 5 December 2018, with a recommended retail price in the UK of £1,250. Prices in local markets will vary depending on local taxes and duty.