Speyside’s smallest distillery has introduced a Spanish flavour to its range of award-winning Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, with the addition of Benromach Pedro Ximenez Wood Finish.
Benromach’s latest offering – a soft, fresh single malt with a pronounced malty character and a rounded sweetness – was ‘finished’ for 30 months in Spanish oak casks from the Pedro Ximenez soleras of Williams & Humbert, one of the world’s most prestigious wine producers.
David Urquhart, Joint Managing Director of Benromach Distillery owners Gordon& MacPhail, said:
“We’re delighted to unveil the latest addition to the Benromach range, which has been finished in casks from Bodegas Williams & Humbert, a wine producer with a history going back nearly 130 years. The end result is a golden malt with hints of delicate spice and almond.”
“Benromach is Speyside’s smallest distillery and as a ’boutique’ distillery we are keen to embrace innovation and try new and different things – in this case, we found that the richness of the Pedro Ximenez casks perfectly complemented the complex style of Benromach. We are confident that fans of other Benromach products will love this expression.”
Benromach Pedro Ximenez Wood Finish will be available as a limited release in a 70cl bottle with a suggested price of £29.50.
Established in 1898, Benromach distillery changed hands many times and was virtually derelict when bought by Gordon & MacPhail in 1993. Drawing on generations of whisky expertise, the company carried out a painstaking refurbishment and the distillery was officially re-opened by Prince Charles in 1998.
Tasting notes – Pedro Ximenez Wood Finish
Nose: A subtle ash note is followed by a fruity edge with hints of ripe
peaches. Some delicate fresh mint notes linger.
Palate: Defined spices – cinnamon. Hints of almond are infused with sweet
influences and creamy textures.
Nose: Fresh with toasted malt notes. Hints of ripe banana and delicate esters
emerge. A defined Sherry influence develops.
Palate: Creamy and sweet with delicate spices. The palate is well rounded and
Cask Type: The whisky is matured in 1st fill Sherry and bourbon casks. Finished in
Pedro Ximenez casks.