Benromach Triple Distilled: A new release shows up

Triple distillation, delicate smokiness and first fill Boubon casks formed the character of the Speysider

Benromach Distillery has created a remarkable portfolio during the last years. Besides the three “Classic Benromachs” 10 Years Old, 10 Years Old 100° Proof and 15 Years the Speyside also offers bottlings that emphasize special features as a finish, more smoke or a differing production progress. Whiskies that belong to this series of “Benromach Contrasts” are Benromach Organic , Peat Smoke, Hermitage, Chateau Cissac, Sassicaia and now as a new one the Benromach Triple Distilled.

Triple distilled for a light, fruity character

To do a triple distillation Benromach didn’t add another still as an intermediate one. Manager Keith Cruickshank pointed out in a press release: “This new whisky is distilled in a wash still once and twice in a spirit still, before it is matured in first fill bourbon barrels, resulting in its light, fruity character with a fantastic delicate smokiness.”

Benromach Triple Distilled is a 2009 vintage bottling

This now launched batch of Benromach Triple Distilled is a vintage release that was distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2017 with 50% ABV. About 1.300 cases will be on sale in total is announced. Based on the usual sales unit of 12 bottles a case this edition will hold 15.000 bottles. So it’s not a really small batch release and there’s a good chance for Benromach fans to get their hands on a bottle.

The press release also provided us with short tasting notes of Benromach’s owner Gordon&MacPhail. The independent bottler bought the distillery in 1993. Benromach had been closed since 1983 and after a complete refurbishment was re-opened it in 1998.

Official Tasting Notes

Sweet vanilla, chocolate, lemon, and oak aromas delicate smoke. Peppery yet sweet with rich orange, banana, and apple with oak and trace of smoke lingers.

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