Benromach Cask No 1
Benromach // Speyside, Scotland
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its reopening in 1998, Benromach released one of their rarest whiskies yet. Benromach Cask No 1 is a release of 575 bottles, filled from the first cask laid down in 1998, after a 15-year period of closure. Cask No 1 is a first-fill sherry butt, signed by HRH Duke of Rothesay, Prince Charles. All profits of Benromach Cask No 1 were donated to charitable causes.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeFirst-fill sherry butt
"Enjoyably complex, the nose shows many different aspects: sweet figs and dates, sour aceto balsamico and lemon yoghurt, an earthy grassiness. The palate lives up to the promise the nose made, displaying a hint of menthol and smoke, as well as caramel and cherry syrup. A whisky deserving of such a momentous occasion. "