Benromach 1998 Cask No.1 / 20th 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-regarded and widely distributed single malt.
This historic release was bottled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of distillation restarting, with all 575 bottles having been matured for 20 years in the very first cask filled in 1998.
Distilled on 21st August 1998, matured in first-fill sherry butt #1 and bottled on 21st August 2018.
One of 575 bottles.