Purchased by Gordon & MacPhail in 1998 after a period of closure, Benromach is the smallest working distillery on Speyside, although there are plans to double production to meet increasing demand. Like BenRiach and Tomintoul, it also produces excellent peated malts. This unpeated expression was released in 2009 and is matured in 80% bourbon casks, 20% sherry hogsheads, before a final period of 12 months’ maturation in first fill oloroso casks.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Soft, mellow and sweet with a hint of richness. Lightly-spiced. Oranges and lemons. Cocoa powder.
Palate: Sprightly and soft, with more of the citrus and chocolate and a light spiciness. A medium, sweet and spicy finish.
Retails for around £34