Benromach Peat Smoke 2006
Peated Single Malt
Benromach // Speyside, Scotland
Distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2015, this is one of those rare heavily-peated Speysiders from the Benromach Distillery. Once upon a time, all malted barley would have been dried with peat; however, as coal increasingly replaced peat as a fuel source in Scotland, the mainland distilleries began using coal to fuel their kilns (Islay and other remote regions that could not be reached by rail largely continued to use peat). Hence, the use of peat in the mainland dwindled. Benromach's Peat Smoke harkens back to this tradition, and this 2015 release clocks in at 62 ppm (down from 67 ppm the previous year), matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon barrels. Bottled at 46% ABV,
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask TypeFirst-Fill Bourbon