Benromach Distillery has announced it will be launching its second annual release of Benromach 40 Year Old on Tuesday, July 19. Just over 1,000 bottles of this Speyside single malt whisky will be made available.
Bottled at a cask strength of 57.6% ABV, the 2022 release of Benromach 40 Year Old spent over four decades maturing in sherry casks. The result is an exquisite single malt Scotch and the distillery’s oldest annual release.
On the nose, the whisky offers fragrant cinnamon and ginger spices with Seville orange and stewed red berries developing alongside a hint of roasted hazelnut. The palate delivers sweet Morello cherry flavors combined with baked apple, liquorice, and rich dark chocolate notes that lead to fruitcake and subtle black pepper. The finish is full with forest fruits and mature oak.
“This rare whisky truly is something special and reflects the nuance and character of the casks it has been matured in,” said Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager at Benromach. “Fragrant cinnamon and ginger spices complement flavours of Seville oranges, sweet Morello cherries, stewed berries and a hint of roasted hazelnut. This is combined with baked apple, liquorice, subtle black pepper and rich dark chocolate notes, before finishing with forest fruits and mature oak.”
The single malt is displayed in a black stained solid oak wooden box with copper-colored detailing and printed metal plaques. The dark amber single malt is presented in the bespoke Benromach bottle which features a heavily embossed and gold foiled label to complete the quality feel.
The launch of the 2022 edition follows a prestigious award win for the 2021 Benromach 40 Year Old at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2022, where it won ‘Best in Show’.
Benromach 40 Year Old 2022 is priced at £2,000. Prices in international markets may vary due to local taxes and import duties.
For more information, head over to Benromach’s official website.