Since 1898, Benromach Distillery has been slowly handcrafting their single malt scotch whisky to produce a pre-1960’s Speyside character that offers balance and subtle smoke. With their limited edition “wood finish” single malt series, Benromach offers their classic Speyside with a twist — extra aging in hand-selected wine casks. Now available in the store, the Benromach Hermitage and Château Cissac were both bottled in 2014 and distilled in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Each was matured for a significant amount of time (around 6-7 years) in first fill bourbon casks and were finished in wine casks; for Benromach Hermitage edition, the scotch spent 27 months in French Hermitage casks from the northern Rhône region and for the Château Cissac edition, 20 months in Château Cissac casks from southwest France.
Both scotches offer distinct yet subtle smoky notes both on the nose and on the palate. The Hermitage edition has a slightly fuller body and a slightly sweeter aroma, with notes of vanilla, sweet red apple, cinnamon, and a touch of citrus zest. The distinct smoky peat flavor hits you upfront and is rounded out by rich red fruits, smooth chocolate, and vanilla notes. The Château Cissac edition has a fruitier and more floral aroma, with notes of sweet melon, apple, and hints of oak. The palate is both peppery and sweet, with notes of vanilla, lemon zest, and ginger, and a subtle smokiness on the finish.
Meticulously crafted and complex, these Benromach Wood Finish single malts are the perfect gift for any scotch lovers collection. Stop by and pick one up today; whether it’s for you or a friend, you won’t want to miss a chance at these Limited Edition bottles. Only 4,200 of each have been produced so they won’t be around for long!