Benromach has added a 21 Year Old Whisky. The new expression is now the oldest offering in the Speyside distillery’s core range.
Matured in first-fill Sherry and Bourbon casks, the Benromach 21 Year Old offers aromas of sweet Sherry with underlying citrus, ginger and oak notes, accompanied by a touch of smoke. On the palate, it is initially sweet with cracked black pepper, Seville orange and raspberry flavors leading to baked apple and subtle spice. The finish features charred oak and soft smoke.
The Whisky joins the distillery’s range, which already includes 10-year-old and 15-year-old bottlings, an organic expression, Cask Strength Vintage, and Peat Smoke.
“The 21 Year Old is the oldest expression we have offered in our core line up since our team reopened the distillery 22 years ago,” said Keith Cruickshank, distillery manager at Benromach. “As an older whisky which is still grounded in our commitment to using only the finest first-fill Bourbon and Sherry casks, it provides a unique take on the classic Benromach style.”
Coming in at 43% ABV, the Benromach 21 Year Old will be available at selected retailers worldwide beginning mid-October, priced at £129.99 ($167 USD) per 700ml bottle.
The release of the 21 Year Old also marks the worldwide unveiling of the brand’s redesign. Announced back in June, the design has been rolled out across the range and entered markets across Europe and Asia.
The hand-painted sign that used to adorn the roof above the kiln, along with the distinctive red doors around the distillery and the red brick chimney, inspired the new design
“We’re proud to see our new bottles which better reflect the Benromach story and approach to whisky making, now filling stockists’ shelves and drinks cabinets around the world,” said Cruickshank. “Made by hand for genuine character, Benromach is a traditional Speyside distillery owned by a family intent on producing single malt the right way. Our small team of distillers rely entirely on their expertise and senses to make the finest handmade whisky, matured exclusively in first-fill casks, with a subtly smoky character and authentic Benromach taste.”