Keith Cruickshank, Benromach distillery manager, said: “Benromach 50 Years Old is the oldest expression in our current range and was carefully crafted by my predecessors using many of the timeless methods that we still use at Benromach Distillery to this day, with an unwavering focus on sourcing the finest Scottish barley, drawing the purest local spring water and relying on the expertise and senses of our distillers to create a spirit that’s truly handcrafted.
“Benromach is known for its range of classic Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies, beautifully balanced with a light touch of smoke. This old and rare expression exudes undertones of gentle smoke and rewards 50 years of patience and nurture with sweet sherry aromas, ripe fruits and a mellow, mature oak finish.”
The distillery in Forres is one of few in Scotland to maintain a handcrafted approach to whisky making without the use of automated machinery. The small team of distillers employ all their senses when crafting the classic Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies, managing the process by sight, sound and touch to create the unique, handcrafted and authentic Benromach taste.
Tasting Notes (from the producer):
Colour: Warm Mahogany
Nose: Sweet Sherry aromas - prune syrup, stewed raisins brown sugar and warm spices. Hints of butterscotch, ginger, candied citrus peels – orange. Undertones of gentle smoke - akin to extinguished coals.
Palate: Peppery initially giving way to ripe fruits apricot, peach and hints of orange. Subtle sweet flavours of dried tobacco leaves, mellow mature oak building to a soft menthol edge
Finish: Lingering, fruity and mouth coating with mellow mature oak