Benromach Releases 21-Year-Old Scotch Whisky Amid Rebranding 

By Hannah Kanik / October 31, 2020

Well known Speyside distillery Benromach has launched a permanent new addition to its line up — the Benromach 21 Year Old. This release, bottled at 43% ABV, was matured in first-fill sherry and bourbon casks and is said to lead with sherry aromas and tastes of spice, raspberry and Seville orange with a smoky finish.

“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,” Benromach Distillery Manager Keith Cruickshank, said in a prepared statement. “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.”

Benromach 21 Year Old

Benromach 21 Year Old (image via Benromach)

The distillery also released its new look in June, which was inspired by its “history and traditional distilling approach.” The rest of the new look core range includes the 10 year old, 15 year old, and 2009 Cask Strength Vintage. 

“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,” added 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.”

This release, which is becoming available now at select retailers worldwide, prices around £130, or about $170 USD. Official tasting notes are below from Benromach.

  • Nose: sweet sherry aromas with citrus, ginger and oak undertones with some smoke.
  • Palate: sweet at first with black pepper, Seville orange and raspberry flavors with baked apple and spices.
  • Finish: Charred oak and soft smoke