Benromach debuts ‘heavily Sherried’ Peat Smoke

Speyside distillery Benromach has launched a second Sherry cask-matured Peat Smoke whisky, limited to 2,000 bottles in the UK.

The new Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured is made with Scottish barley malted with high levels of peat smoke at 55ppm (parts per million phenol). Laid down in 2012 before being bottled in 2021, the expression has been matured exclusively in first-fill Sherry hogshead casks. The resulting liquid offers an aroma of cinnamon and ginger with rich dark chocolate and stewed red berry flavours. The finish leads to peat smoke and sweetness. Keith Cruickshank, distillery manager at Benromach, said: “This small batch vintage expression has been created in a style which is deliberately different to the subtle smokiness Benromach is well-known for. “This is only the second time we’ve released a heavily Sherried Peat Smoke expression and we’re very proud of its unique flavour profile. "Although it is different from the first Sherry-matured Peat Smoke expression we released in March 2019, given the enthusiasm we received from whisky fans we expect this release to be very popular.” Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured (46% ABV) is available from select retailers globally. In the UK, it is priced at RRP £49.99 (US$69).