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We have a beautiful range of this finest Scottish barley and the purest spring water from the nearby Romach Hills availbale

The revitalization of Benromach Distillery in the late 90s and early 2000s saw it make a push for an old-school Speyside single malt whiskey with a hint of peat smoke. Founded in 1898 outside the town of Forres, the distillery would change hands several times over the following years. Harvey McNair & Co bought it in 1911. Eight years later it was bought by John Joseph Calder and sold again before shutting down in 1931. In the 1960s, the distillery underwent a refurbishment and the traditional maltings ceased operation.

Barley for the distillery is grown locally and the distillery mainly uses medium peated barley to add that peat smoke character. The soft water used by the Benromach comes from Chapelton Spring which flows from the nearby Romach Hills.

The distillery was shut down again in 1983 and remained closed for ten years until it was bought by independent bottlers Gordon & MacPhail. Under new ownership, the distillery reopened in 1998 and opened its doors to tourists a year later with a new visitor center. The first bottling released in 2004 was the Benromach Traditional, a mission statement of their intent to reclaim an ancient character in the whiskeys to come.

Benromach operates a large number of larch washbacks, 13 in all, for a single set of stills. Together with its 1.5 ton mash tun, this gives the distillery a relatively small production capacity of 700,000 litres.

Despite not producing the same volume of spirits as many distilleries, Benromach has not let them stop them from releasing a large number of bottlings. These include both peated and unpeated whiskeys in a variety of wood finishes.

Benromach's core range consists of the 10 and 15 year old single malts, as well as the Cask Strength 2008, bottled at 57.9%. The 10 Years is a classic Speyside whisky, with just a touch of peat and notes of fruit and nuts.

For lovers of sweet and fruity whiskey a Limited Edition 20th anniversary bottling was released in 2018. Aromas of fruitcake, sugar and vanilla give way to notes of toffee and licorice on the palate with an oak finish. The Cask No. 1 was distilled in 1998 and aged for 20 years in first fill Sherry butts, adding notes of spice on the palate to complement the fruity character. Several Vintage bottlings and various wine and sherry wood finishes have also been released, along with the heavily peated Peat Smoke.

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