05 Dec Benromach Distillery releases ‘incredibly rare’ 40-year-old whisky
Benromach Distillery has added ‘an incredibly rare’ single-cask malt whisky – but it will set consumers back almost £1,400.
Benromach 1973, cask number 4606, is a 48.1% ABV dark golden malt, matured in a Refill American Hogshead, with hints of dark chocolate and a peppery smooth finish.
The rare Speyside single-malt is presented in an evocative decanter-style bottle; the contours of the neck and shoulder are sculpted to represent copper stills, while the copper-coloured neck collar adds a luxurious touch, Benromach said. The wooden presentation box is inspired by the home of Benromach in Scotland, reflecting the copper of the stills in use today, as well as the dark, grained wood of the original washbacks and the white of the lime-washed distillery walls.
The UK exclusive was distilled before the Urquhart family took the reins and brought Benromach Distillery back to life in 1998.
Distillery Manager Keith Cruickshank explained: “Benromach 1973 is very much a dram to be treasured. It was crafted with great care using many of the same skills and practises adopted at Benromach today. It’s been maturing for 42 years, but now is the time for whisky lovers to savour this precious single malt. I’m sure those who really take their whisky seriously will enjoy the chance to experience a little bit of Benromach history.”
The limited edition Benromach 1973 is available at specialist UK whisky retailers with a recommended retail price of £1,395.