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Benromach introduces a new 10 year old

September 27th, 2009

Here’s the press release I received. I was told they’ll be pouring it at both WhiskyFests this fall.

Benromach 10 compressedSpeyside’s smallest distillery toasts new addition to the family

Speyside’s smallest distillery has revealed the first bottling of its ten-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Benromach distillery, in Forres, has launched Benromach 10 Years Old, a golden malt with rich fruit, sweet chocolate and delicate spicy aromas.

Benromach distillery, which employs just two experienced distillers, is owned by Elgin-based whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail.

The distillery went through many changes of ownership and closures before being ‘rescued’ and restored by Gordon & MacPhail in 1993 and was officially opened by the Prince of Wales in 1998.

David and Michael Urquhart, Joint Managing Directors of Gordon& MacPhail, said:

“This is a milestone for us – our family have been whisky specialists for generations, so to finally unveil our own ten-year-old single malt is the fulfilment of a dream. We think that Benromach 10 Years Old displays a big taste from a tiny distillery and we hope that people will enjoy our whisky as much as we do – and share the secret of Benromach with fellow whisky-lovers.”

The launch of Benromach 10 Years Old comes just six months after Gordon & MacPhail was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its export success. The company made malt history in 2006 by launching the world’s first certified organic whisky – Benromach Organic.

Benromach 10 Years Old will be available from whisky shops and fine wine and spirits retail specialists worldwide.

3 Responses to “Benromach introduces a new 10 year old”

  1. Great news, John. Thanks. Nice to see this type release amid the recent multi-hundred pound/dollar limited edition expressions.

  2. Shaun Farrier says:


    Benromach is on my list of distilleries to try, although I’ve never seen their product for sale in any local stores. How would you describe their ‘house style’?

  3. John Hansell says:

    Some of the new Benromach’s are lightly peated–not typical of Speyside these days. Otherwise, very much like Speyside whiskies.

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