RSS Feeds

Advanced search

You are in:


Benromach reveals 50-years-old single cask

Speyside's Benromach Distillery has unveiled one of its rarest single cask releases and the oldest expression in the current range – Benromach 50 Years Old.  

Laid down in 1969, Benromach 50 Years Old has spent half a century maturing in cask no. 2003, an ex-sherry hogshead. The resulting expression has been limited to just 125 decanters.

Keith Cruickshank, Benromach distillery manager, said: “Benromach 50 Years Old is the oldest expression in our current range and was carefully crafted by my predecessors using many of the timeless methods that we still use at Benromach Distillery to this day, with an unwavering focus on sourcing the finest Scottish barley, drawing the purest local spring water and relying on the expertise and senses of our distillers to create a spirit that’s truly handcrafted.     

“Benromach is known for its range of classic Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies, beautifully balanced with a light touch of smoke. This old and rare expression exudes undertones of gentle smoke and rewards 50 years of patience and nurture with sweet sherry aromas, ripe fruits and a mellow, mature oak finish.”

On the packaging of the new expression, Cruickshank says: “One of only 125 bottles, this exclusive expression rewards 50 years of patience and nurture. This meticulous attention to detail is embodied in the presentation cabinet and glass where five nurture lines have been engraved into the bottle, each representing a decade in the whisky’s life in cask.

“Every bottle is individually numbered with a bronze collar displaying the cask number, distillation and bottling dates. The bespoke presentation cabinet displays the extraordinary bottling alongside the story of its making, including details about the cask in which it was matured and the traditional Benromach process that we still use today.”

The 125 decanters of Benromach 50 Years Old will be available at selected retailers worldwide from 30 September. Decanters are priced at £8,000 GBP, €9,000 and $10,000 USD. 

27 September 2019 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, editor