The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd. received multiple honors at the 2018 World Whiskies Awards as the Speyside company added to its rapidly growing trophy cabinet.
Benromach 15 Years Old single malt was crowned the winner in the Speyside 13-20 category, while the flagship Benromach 10 Years Old was honored with Gold in the Speyside 12 Years and Under category.
The World Whiskies Awards are part of the prestigious World Drinks Awards scheme, presented by the Drinks Report. Now in the 11th year, the awards aim to select the highest quality in all internationally recognized styles of drinks.
Benromach Distillery Manager, Keith Cruickshank said: “We’re thrilled with the success of our products in the World Whiskies Awards. We are very proud of our core range of handcrafted single malts providing Whisky lovers with the opportunity to discover a lost taste of Speyside.
“This is our anniversary year, celebrating 20 years of distilling since Benromach reopened following its purchase and extensive refurbishment in 1998. The year is off to a great start and we have an exciting calendar of activities and product launches over 2018 to look forward to.”
Gold medal winner Benromach 10 Years Old is created using the finest Scottish barley and pure spring water from the nearby Romach Hills. After maturing for ten years, the Whisky emerges golden in color and displays rich fruit, sweet chocolate, and delicate spicy aromas. With a rich sherry influence, the mouth-watering palate coats the senses with exotic fruit flavors, toasted malt and a delicate hint of smoke.
With a distinctive golden amber color thanks to its long maturation in sherry and Bourbon casks, the award-winning Benromach 15 Years Old is a stunning dram. Beautifully balanced sherry aromas lead on the nose followed by vanilla and spicy ginger, complemented by delicate chamomile and menthol notes. This is followed by flavors of stewed plum, red apple and the sharp edge of kiwi fruit on the tongue.
Originally built in 1898, Benromach Distillery was brought back to life when the Urquhart family realized a lifelong dream to own a distillery and purchased it in 1993. The distillery was extensively re-equipped over a five-year period before it was officially opened by HRH Prince Charles in 1998.
In reopening Benromach Distillery, the Urquhart family decided to create a classic Speyside single malt – a style that draws its influence from Speyside Whiskies pre-1960s.
Benromach Distillery is located on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Forres. A four-star visitor center is open to the public throughout the year for tours and tastings. Benromach Distillery is a member of the world-famous Malt Whisky Trail.