Benromach unveils 1977 single cask whisky

Single malt Scotch brand Benromach has expanded its range with the launch of a limited-edition single cask whisky distilled in 1977.

Benromach 1977 has been maturing for 39 years in a single refill American hogshead. Bottled at 56% abv, it is described as a “deliciously smooth and sweet” dram with “vibrant notes of ripe banana and luscious passion fruit”. It has “citrus undertones and dried tobacco” finish. Benromach 1977 is presented in a decanter-style bottle, inspired by the curving shapes and “silky textures” of the distillery’s copper stills. The bottle nestles inside a dark oak wooden box, reminiscent of the wood used in the original distillery washbacks. A hardback book accompanies the whisky, which delves into the history of the distillery. David King, director at Benromach, said: “Almost four decades have passed since cask 1268 was laid down to quietly mature in the traditional dunnage warehouses that surround Benromach Distillery. “While this beautiful whisky drew its incredible depth, character and luxurious flavours from the wood, all around the cask, the distillery was evolving and changing. After it closed in 1983, the distillery lay silent for more than 15 years before it was revived by the Urquhart family. “These carefully selected casks give Benromach lovers around the world the chance to own and taste a moment in time from the distillery’s rich history. We’ve been sampling this cask over the years and feel only now that it is ready to be unveiled.” Only 225 bottles of Benromach 1977 will be available worldwide with an RRP of €1,500. Prices in local markets will vary depending on local taxes and duty.