Benromach distillery in Speyside was built at the end of the 19th century, and spent much of the next providing malt for the blends of its owners, who included Macdonald Greenlees, Joseph Hobbs and latterly, DCL (now Diageo), who were the first to produce a distillery bottling of its single malt as part of the Rare Malts Selection. DCL closed the distillery in 1983, selling it to current proprietors, Gordon & MacPhail, ten years later. They then had to spend the next five rebuilding it from scratch, as little remained other than the shell of the buildings. It has since become a well-regared and widely distributed single malt.
Bottled to commemorate 100 years of the distillery, this 17 year old was released in 1998 by Gordon & MacPhail, using some of the last whiksy produced under DCL ownership. Remarkably, despite the equipment and distillation process having changed between then and now, the character of Benromach remains very similar.
The final two years of maturation of this whisky were spent in sherry casks dating as far back as 1896,1895 and 1891.
Please Note Rusting To Inner Tube