Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2008 Batch 1 released

The new release presents the powerful side of the Speysider


With the Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2008 Batch 1, Gordon & MacPhail (owner of the distillery since 1993) have launched a new whisky that will replace the Benromach 100 Proof. First fill Sherry and Bourbon casks were used to batch the Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2008. All filled in 2008, as the name of the whiskey already tells, and now bottled as a 10-year-old single malt whisky. This batch presents an alcoholic strength of 57.9% ABV and is limited to 5,500 bottles.

Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager of Benromach, said: “While retaining the overall flavours that Benromach consumers have enjoyed in Benromach 100° Proof, the new Cask Strength Vintage release will differ subtly in both strength and flavour profile, reflecting the specific casks chosen from the vintage year.”

The press release promises notes of crushed black pepper, fruits and milk chocolate on the palate with a delicate smoky edge that shows up and stays for a long finish. Benromach usually produces lightly peated whisky and this Cask Strength Vintage 2008 Batch 1 follows that line.

If you like a more peated whisky, try the Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured 2010, which shows a very smoky aroma and an alcohol content of 59.9% ABV.