Benromach adds new limited edition to its Contrasts range

Benromach adds new limited edition to its Contrasts range

Only 1,500 bottles of the newly released Benromach Cara Gold are available in the UK

18 February 2022

Benromach Distillery in Speyside has launched a new limited-edition single malt: Benromach Cara Gold (46% ABV). Just 1,500 bottles are available in the UK.

This is the first time Benromach Distillery has used Cara Gold malted barley, a low-colour roasted caramel malt more commonly found in breweries. This malt produces rich fruity and toffee flavours. Combined with the distillery’s standard lightly peated malt, the distillery says it delivers a new twist on the subtle smokiness it is known for.

Laid down in 2010 before being bottled in 2022, this 11-year-old expression is natural in colour and non-chill-filtered. It has been matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon barrels, which the distillery says has created passionfruit, lychee and lime aromas complemented by a hint of malted biscuit; smooth, sweet flavours of pineapple, apricot and a subtle pepperiness; and a vibrant, fruity and sweet-smoke finish.

Keith Cruickshank, distillery manager at Benromach, commented, “We love to get creative with our small batch vintage expressions, and our Contrasts range allows us to do this. Unlike [in] any of our other expressions, we have used Cara Gold malt – this is a type of malted barley you would usually find in a brewery rather than a distillery, and it has produced a beautiful and unique single malt…”

Benromach Cara Gold (RRP £49.99) is available on the Benromach website and at selected retailers worldwide.

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