Benromach 1969 Sir Robin Knox-Johnston 40th Anniversary
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.
This incredible 1969 vitage was bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in 2009 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's non-stop circumnavigation of the globe.
One of just 40 bottles.