New Benromach 40 Year Old Single Malt Will Be An Annual Release

By Hannah Kanik / September 1, 2021

The Benromach distillery, located in Scotland’s fabled Speyside whisky making region, recently unveiled the first annual batch release of its 40 Year Old, with just over 1,000 bottles available worldwide.

It is bottled at a cask strength of 57.1% and was laid down in 1981 before spending four decades maturing in first-fill Oloroso sherry casks. The single malt result is the oldest expression released in Benromach’s new look lineup, which launched in June 2020.

Benromach is a traditional Speyside distillery that produces single malt whiskies via what the brand says are time honored methods. Its small team of distillers manage the small number of casks maturing in its dunnage warehouses, selected for this first annual batch release, with a further release planned each year.

Benromach 40 Year Old

Benromach 40 Year Old (image via Benromach)

“This is the first time we have added a higher aged expression into our portfolio as an annual batch release. Each batch will be bottled at natural strength and will reflect the nuance and character of the casks selected for bottling each year,” Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager, said in a prepared statement. “Our first Benromach 40 Years Old displays rich ginger and stewed fruit aromas, Seville orange, red apple and demerara sugar flavours before finishing with citrus zest and a subtle hint of charred oak. It truly is something special.”

The single malt is presented in what’s described as the bespoke Benromach bottle with a heavily embossed and gold foiled label to complete the look. Benromach 40 Years Old is priced at £1,500. Prices in international markets may vary due to local taxes and import duties.

Benromach 40 Years Old is available online and at selected retailers worldwide now. Official brand tasting notes are below.

  • Colour: Deep Amber
  • Aromas: Rich ginger and stewed fruit aromas followed by citrus, cinnamon, toffee and beeswax polish.
  • Palate: Intense Seville orange flavours with red apple and demerara sugar
  • Finish: Citrus zest and a touch of charred oak

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