The Benromach Distillery Company has launched a limited-edition Scotch malt whisky matured for 40 years in a single refill sherry hogshead cask.
Building on the popularity of previous vintage releases from the 1970s, 184 bottles of Benromach 1978, from cask number 2608, are now available for worldwide sale.
The 56.3% ABV single cask whisky is said to have a deep golden hue with an aroma of honey and vanilla, along with ripe fruits, lime and a touch of butterscotch and fresh ginger.
To taste, the beverage has “notes of pear and kiwi, with chocolate and spices, and a touch of subtle peat smoke on the finish”.
Benromach 1978 is presented in a decanter-style bottle with shapes and textures inspired by the distillery. The bottle has a copper-foil embossed label and is sold in a dark oak wooden box.
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 globally as of today with a recommended retail price in the UK of £1,250.
The launch follows on from Benromach’s introduction last month of Benromach Château Cissac Bordeaux Wood Finish 2010.
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