The Benromach Distillery Company has unveiled a “rare” single-malt Scotch whisky with the launch of new Benromach 1974.
The limited-edition whisky boasts “real heritage and is the perfect dram to pay homage to the history of Benromach”, the Scottish distiller said.
After 41 years maturing in a sherry butt, the 49.1% ABV Benromach 1974 features a golden amber colour with opulent sherry influences, infused with plump sultana, sharp green apple and zesty orange peel flavours, with rich underlying hints of beeswax polish, menthol and dark chocolate.
Holding this precious Speyside malt is an evocative decanter-style bottle; the contours of the neck and shoulder line are sculpted to represent copper stills whilst a copper-coloured neck collar adds a luxurious touch, Benromach Distillery said. The presentation box is inspired by the home of Benromach, also reflecting the copper of the stills in use today, as well as the dark, grained wood of the original washbacks and the white of the limewashed distillery walls.
The company is only releasing 452 bottles of Benromach 1974, which pre-dates the Urquhart family’s revival of Benromach Distillery back in the 1990s. It will be available worldwide from specialist whisky retailers with a recommended retail price of £1,200.
Distillery manager Keith Cruickshank said: “Benromach 1974, cask number 1583, is incredibly rare, as very few casks of Benromach remain from that time. This whisky has matured for many years in a single sherry butt and we have now decided to release it for savouring and enjoying today. For all of us at the distillery, this is a moment to be treasured.
“Pour your dram of Benromach 1974 and settle down for an incredible journey through the history of Benromach. This is a whisky for those who take their whisky seriously and want the chance to try something which is particularly special because of its rarity.”
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