Benromach 45 Years Old: Exclusive single malt from the Heritage Collection matured in sherry casks

The Speyside whisky was produced before the distillery was temporarily closed in 1983


Releasing the Benromach 45 Years, the Speyside distillery presents a whisky that dates back to the time before the distillery was closed in 1983. In 1993, the independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail took over the distillery and after five years of extensive renovation, Benromach reopened in 1998.

From that time before the years of non-production there are only a few casks left a current press release on the Benromach 45 Years Old tells us. Now some of them were batched for the new Benromach bottling that is available from special retailers now.

This Benromach 45 Years Old spent the 45 years of maturation in ex-sherry casks before it was bottled at 42.1% vol and is now offered in high-quality wooden boxes made of dark oak. It joins the Heritage Collection of the distillery. The Benromach 45 Years Old is the last bottling released in the old design (we reported here in June about the redesign of the Benromach range)

Tastingnotes for the Benromach 45 Years Old

Benromach 45 Years Old impresses with its dark, amber color. Rich sherry flavors merge with brown sugar and a hint of citrus peel. Fragrant, cooked apples add a touch of sweet, dark honey.

On the palate, it is smooth with notes of creamy milk chocolate and a leathery fullness, balanced by soft white pepper.

Subtle oak notes develop, which lead to a long and full, slightly dry finish, dominated by red berries and a mild spice.


Image: Benromach / Gordon&MacPhail