Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2008 (Batch 1)
Benromach // Speyside, Scotland
Announced in April 2019, this Benromach Cask Strength bottling was distilled in 2008 and it matured in first-fill sherry and bourbon barrels. It was bottled at a cask strength of 57.9% ABV after 10 years of aging. This new single malt series replaces the brand's 100 Proof in its Classic range with subsequent batches to follow. Only 5500 bottles produced and is to be available in select worldwide markets with the exception of China and the US. Those markets will receive other batches later in 2019.
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 and bourbon
"Rather a bit fresher than its predecessor, the 100 Proof, with notes of pear skins and ripe apple parts. The signature sweet, smokey barbecue aromas are certainly there, accompanied by cherry syrup and whiffs of dried oregano. There's undeniably a bit of sulphur on the palate, but also black pepper and red fruits, followed by earthy, smokey peat. Ripe banana and dark chocolate make an appearance as well. This oozes that signature Benromach DNA."