Benromach launches 50-year-old single cask Scotch

Speyside distillery Benromach has launched the oldest single malt in its current range – a 50-year-old single cask Scotch priced at US$10,000.

Single cask Benromach 50 Years Old was laid down in an ex-Sherry hogshead in 1969 and was left to mature for 50 years. Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery manager, said: “Benromach is known for its range of classic Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies, beautifully balanced with a light touch of smoke. “This old and rare expression exudes undertones of gentle smoke and rewards 50 years of patience and nurture with sweet Sherry aromas, ripe fruits and a mellow, mature oak finish.” Only 125 decanters of the whisky will be available to purchase globally. Based in Forres, Benromach was acquired by Gordon & MacPhail in 1993. The distillery announced an expansion of its warehousing facilities last year, when it also moved into gin with the release of Red Door Gin. Earlier this year, the brand launched Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured and added two whiskies, aged 41 and 46 years, to its Heritage collection.