Benromach Debuts First Annual Batch Of 40 Years Old Single Malt

Benromach 40 Years Old

Benromach Distillery has unveiled the first annual batch release of its 40 Years Old single malt Scotch. Just over 1,000 bottles of the whisky are set to be made available worldwide.

Bottled at a cask strength of 57.1%, Benromach 40 Years Old was laid down in 1981 before spending four decades maturing in first-fill Oloroso sherry casks. The result is the oldest expression released in the Speyside brand’s new look line up. which was launched in June 2020.

“This is the first time we have added a higher aged expression into our portfolio as an annual batch release,” explained Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager at Benromach. “Each batch will be bottled at natural strength and will reflect the nuance and character of the casks selected for bottling each year.

“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 displayed in a black stained solid oak wooden box with copper-colored detailing and printed metal plaques. The deep amber single malt is presented in the bespoke Benromach bottle which features a heavily embossed and gold foiled label.

Benromach 40 Years Old is priced at £1,500 and is available online and at selected retailers worldwide beginning August 16. 

For more information, visit Benromach’s official website.

On the nose, aromas of rich ginger and stewed fruit aromas followed by citrus, cinnamon, toffee and beeswax polish. The plate delivers intense Seville orange flavors with red apple and demerara sugar. The finish features citrus zest and a touch of charred oak.

Last month, Benromach launched a second Sherry cask-matured Peat Smoke whisky. The new offering from the Speyside distillery will be limited to just 2,000 bottles in the UK. In October, the distillery added a 21 Year Old whisky to its core range.