Benromach Germany Exclusive 2009: A limited single malt whisky from the Speyside

Matured only in first fill bourbon barrels

 

Fans of the Benromach Single Malt Whisky can look forward to a special bottling. The distillery has released a very limited 11-year-old single malt - but sorry for all whisky fans abroad: released especially for the German market! It was distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2021.

The Benromach Germany Exclusive 2009 was batched from four first-fill bourbon barrels. These barrels were selected by Andrea Caminneci, Keeper of the Quaich and National Sales Manager Whisky at Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft GmbH & Co KG, Benromach’s distributor for Germany.

The Benromach Germany Exclusive 2009 was bottled at 48% ABV. It is limited to 1,198 bottles and, of course, shows the new Benromach design that the Speyside distillery, owned by the Urquhart family, introduced last year.

Producer‘s tasting notes for the Benromach Germany Exclusive 2009

An exotic scent of sweet vanilla, orange peel and some coconut rises in the glass and is complemented by fruity apricot compote. On the edge a gentle touch of peat.

On the palate, the Benromach Germany Exclusive is soft, creamy and rich in strong aromas of vanilla, forest honey and orange zest. Soft nutty notes round off the spice of the oak wood.

The finish is extremely persistent and brings out notes of orange peel that merge with malt sweets and ripe kumquats. Subtle smoke completes the whole thing.