TheBenromach Distillery Company Ltd introduces their Classic Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whiskies to Asia this October and presents a stable of expressions in Hong Kong including the Benromach 10 Years Old, Benromach 15 Years Oldand Benromach 100° Proof.
Tucked away at the top of Speyside, considered the spiritual home of Scotland’s malt whisky, Benromach Distillery has been making whisky since 1898. The range of Single Malt Scotch whisky has been handcrafted andmade in the traditional, time-honouredway by just three experienced distillers, using only the finest natural ingredients. The barley is grown locally and malted with a little peat smoke, the pure soft water rises in the Chapelton Spring in the nearby Romach Hills and together with the traditional use of both brewer’s and distiller’s yeast, make up the raw ingredients used to create Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The three distillers watch over every aspect of the distillation process; there are no short cuts to perfection. As a result, Benromach has anelegant pre-1960s Speyside character – perfectly balanced with a light touch of smoke, giving it an undeniably delicious aroma.
Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is savouredaround the world and can now be enjoyed by whisky lovers in Asia and beyond. Ewen Mackintosh, Chief Operating Officer at Gordon & MacPhail, owners of Benromach Distillery explains:“We are very proud to introduce our portfolio of classic Speyside single malt scotch whiskies. Our company has been passionate about single malt for over a century. It is becoming very popular with discerning drinkers; many are choosing to move away from blended brands and introducing their palates to the more refined and distinctive taste of single malts.”The heart of the Benromach range is the award-winning flagship whisky
Benromach 10 Years Old; after being matured for 10 years, it is bottled at 43%ABV and emerges golden, with a smooth, sweet mellow taste and a spicy afterglow.Mr. Mackintosh adds, “Our 10YO hasa classic pre-1960s Speyside character which is a direct result of all the parts used to create it. Every cask is hand-filled, hand weighed and hand-stamped before maturing in traditional dunnage warehouses.” This leads to a beautifully balanced whisky that tastes of luscious forest fruits and rich creamy malt with a wisp of smoke and lends lingering luscious sherry notes throughout. Benromach 10 Years Old is sure to satisfy any appetite for single malt whisky, whether you’re a connoisseur or are just discovering it – it will leave all whisky lovers wanting more.
This year, the Benromach 10 Years Old secured numerous accolades, including the Spirit of the Year at the 2015 International Spirits Awards in Germany, a gold medal in the Scotch Whisky Masters competition run by the Spirits Business Magazine and a gold medal at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Benromach 15 Years Oldhas a distinctive golden amber colour thanks to a long maturation in sherry and bourbon casks which lends a soft smokiness. It is bottled at 43%ABV and tastes of luscious sherry and rich fruitcake with stewed plums and a hint of cocoa.
Benromach 100° Proofis bottled at 57% ABV and is given its name from an old sailor’s tradition to make sure their rum had not been watered down. They would mix their spirit with gunpowder and if the mixture ignited, its strength was “proved”. But there’s no need to prove the integrity of your whisky like this today, the Benromach100° Proof is intense, warm and flavourful, an excellent choice for the winter months. It is a richly complex whisky with sherry kicks, stewed fruit, beeswax polish, vanilla pods and delicate smoke.
This classic trio intends to bring whisky lovers in Asia an authentic Speyside single malt Scotch whisky experience and asks you to pour yourself a glass – “not too wee and not too big” and relive the story of tradition, quality and passion in a gorgeous dram of Benromach.
The Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Collection– Benromach 10 Years Old HK$636, Benromach 15 Years Old HK$1073 andBenromach 100° Proof HK$930 are available now at selected retail stores including Rare & Fine Wines, Hung Yuen Provisions andLillion Wines.
More information can be found at www.benromach.com.