Speyside distillery Benromach has released a 21-year-old whisky as the oldest expression in its core range to date.
The new Benromach 21 Year Old is the latest permanent addition to the range, which includes 10-year-old and 15-year-old bottlings, an organic expression, Cask Strength Vintage and Peat Smoke.
The 21-year-old bottling was matured exclusively in first-fill Sherry and Bourbon casks.
Keith Cruickshank, distillery manager at Benromach, said: “The 21 Year Old is the oldest expression we have offered in our core line up since our team reopened the distillery 22 years ago.
“As an older whisky which is still grounded in our commitment to using only the finest first-fill Bourbon and Sherry casks, it provides a unique take on the classic Benromach style.”
The 43% ABV expression offers sweet Sherry aromas with underlying citrus, ginger and oak notes, accompanied by a touch of smoke. The palate provides cracked black pepper, Seville orange and raspberry flavours.
Benromach 21 Year Old will be available at selected retailers worldwide from mid-October, priced at £129.99 (US$167) per 700ml bottle.
The 21-year-old whisky marks the worldwide release of the brand’s redesign, first announced in June 2020. The design has been rolled out across the core range and has been shipped to several markets in Europe and Asia.
The new look is inspired by the hand-painted sign that used to adorn the roof above the kiln, along with the distinctive red doors around the distillery and the red brick chimney.
Cruickshank added: “We’re proud to see our new bottles which better reflect the Benromach story and approach to whisky making, now filling stockists’ shelves and drinks cabinets around the world.
“Made by hand for genuine character, Benromach is a traditional Speyside distillery owned by a family intent on producing single malt the right way. Our small team of distillers rely entirely on their expertise and senses to make the finest handmade whisky, matured exclusively in first-fill casks, with a subtly smoky character and authentic Benromach taste.”