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BENROMACH         15 years old 64.3 %     INFO         
Distilled Feb 77
Bottled Mar 92
Society Cask No. code 47.2
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

BENROMACH         12 years old 61,3 %    INFO         
Distilled Aug 82
Bottled Sept 94
Society Cask No. code 47.3
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

BENROMACH         19 years old 40 %               
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1970
Bottled 1989
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
EMPTY

BENROMACH         19 years old 63.8 %               
RARE MALTS SELECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1978
Bottled May 1998
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen
United Malt & Grain Distillers, Edinburgh

BENROMACH GLENLIVET           12 years old 40%         INFO
Limited Edition
1000 numbered bottles
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

BENROMACH GLENLIVET           12 years old 40 %

LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY          
Benromach Distelliry, Forres

BENROMACH GLENLIVET        17 years old 43 %         INFO    
SPECIAL
CENTENARY BOTTLING 1898 - 1998
BENROMACH
Distilled: 1981
Bottled: 1998
Limited Edition
3500 bottles
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

BENROMACH GLENLIVET    28 years old 40 %         
VINTAGE 1973
SINGLE SPEYSIDE
MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Distilled: 1973
Bottled: 2001
Bottled by The Proprietors
Gordon & Macphail,
Benromach Distillery, Forres

BENROMACH               40%         INFO
Single Speyside
Malt Scotch Whisky
Matured in Hand Selected Oak Casks
TRADITIONAL
Distilled at Benromach Distillery, Forres.
Bottled by The Proprietors,
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

BENROMACH         21 years old 45 %        
TOKAJI WOOD FINISH
Distilled: 1983
Bottled: 2004
Finished in Hungarian Tokaji Wine Casks
Finishing Period 6 Months
Limited Edition
2000 Bottles
Benromach Distillery, Forres

BENROMACH   43 %      INFO             
ORGANIC
Speyside Single Malt
Scotch Whisky
Un-chillfiltered
Natural colour
Distilled at Benromach Distillery, Forres
Bottled by The Proprietors
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

BENROMACH             LATITUDE  of LIVERPOOL  55 %           
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
SINGLE  CASK  LAT 55o
COMMEMORATIVE  BOTTLING  TO
CELEBRATE  THE  CLIPPER  07 -08
ROUND  THE  WORLD  YACHT  RACE
Distilled: Jan 1999
Cask No: 15
Cask Type: Refill Sherry Butt
Bottled: Oct. 2007
Limited Edition
650 Bottles
Distilled at Benromach Distillery, Forres
Bottled by the Proprietors, Gordon & Macphail,
A Family Businness for over 100 Years

BENROMACH        LATITUDE of LIVERPOOL  53 %           
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
SINGLE CASK   LAT  53o
SECOND  RELEASE
COMMEMORATIVE  BOTTLING  TO
CELEBRATE  THE  CLIPPER 07 - 08
ROUND  THE  WORLD  YACHT  RACE
Distilled  Oct 1999
Cask No: 706
Cask Type: Refill Sherry Hogshead
Bottled: Oct 2007
Limited Edition
330 Bottles
Distilled at Benromach Distillery, Forres
Bottled by the Proprietors, Gordon & Macphail,
A Family Businness for over 100 Years

BENROMACH       10 years old  43 %      INFO                                               
SPEYSIDE  SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Matured in Hand Selected Oak Casks
Distilled at Benromach Distillery, Forres,
Bottled by The Proprietors Gordon & Macphail,
A Family Business for 100 Years
Elgin

BENROMACH                     45 %      INFO                                                               
WOOD  FINISH                                                
FINISHED  IN  SASSICAIA  WINE  CASKS
SPEYSIDE  SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distilled 2002
Finishing Period 24 Months
Bottled August 2009
Limited Edition of 4000 bottles
Bottled bt The Proprietors Gordon & Macphail,
A Family Business for 100 Years
Elgin

BENROMACH    9 years old  50 %
ORIGINS
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
PRODUCED  FROM  GOLDEN
PROMISE  BARLEY
FIRST  BATCH
Distilled 1999
Phenol Level 4 ppm
Cask type Sherry casks
Bottled 2008
Benromach Distillery,
Bottled by The Proprietors
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
A family business for over 100 years

BENROMACH    11 years old  50 %
ORIGINS
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
FULLY  MATURED IN  
PORT  PIPES
BATCH  2  PORT  PIPES
Distilled 1999
Phenol Level 4 ppm
Cask type Port Pipes
Bottled 2010
Benromach Distillery,
Bottled by The Propreitors
Goprdon & Macphail, Elgin
A family business for over 100 years
                                                                

BENROMACH  46 % INFO                    
VINTAGE  1 9 7 6
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled 1976
Matured in Sherry Casks
Bottled in 2012
Natural Colour
Non Chill Filtered
Distilled at Benromach Distillery, Forred
Bottled by The Proprietors Gordon &
Macphail, a Family Business for over
100 years.


BENROMACH INFO
Founded 1898
5 years old 40 %                                     
THE  CLASSIC  SPEYSIDE  SINGLE
MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Handcrafted by
The Benromach Distillery Co, Ltd
Forres


BENROMACH INFO
Founded in 1898
9  years old   46 %                                 
PEAT  SMOKE
Distilled 2006
Bottled in 2015
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Casks: First Fill Bourbon Barrels
Phenol Level; 62 ppm
The Benromach Distillery Co.Ltd
Benromach Distillery Co Ltd is owned
by Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd.

BENROMACH INFO
Founded 1898
15 FIFTEEN years old 43 %                        
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
THE  CLASSIC  SPEYSIDE  SINGLE
MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
The Benromach Distillery Co. Ltd
Benromach Distillery Co. Ltd is owned
by Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd




Highland Malt
Speyside
BENROMACH (1898 - 1993) (1994
Forres, Banffshire. Eigendom van Gordon & Macphail, Elgin.
In 1898 gebouwd in opdracht van Duncan MacCallum van de Glen Nvis distilleerderij in Campbeltown en F.W. Brickman, een whiskymakelaar te Leith.
Het land waarop de distilleerderij werd gebouwd was het eigendom van Alexander Edward, eigenaar en medeeigenaar in een aantal distilleerderijen.
In Oktober 1899 gingen de blenders Pattison frauduleus bankroet en F.W. Brickman die ook was verbonden met deze firma ging bankroet en moest zich terugtrekken uit Benromach.
MacCallum was een korte tijd in staat Benromach in produktie te houden, maar moest toen toch opgeven.
Benromach bleef gesloten tot 1909.
In dat jaar werd Benromach weer opgestart door Duncan MacCallum met de naam Forres.
8 Maart 1911 wordt Harvey McNair & Co te Londen eigenaar.
Gedurende de eerste wereldoorlog is Benromach geopend.
In 1938 wordt Benromach gekocht door de excentrieke Joseph W. Hobbs, die een fortuin had gemaakt en verloren in Canada, samen met Hattim Attari, een financier te Londen.
Zij kochten met de steun van The National Distillers of America via de dochteronderneming van hun firma The Associated Scottish Distillers Ltd. (A.S.D), Train & Maclntyre, whisky distilleerderijen op in Schotland om na de verwachte beëindiging van de drooglegging in Amerika whisky te gaan exporterem naar dat land.
In 1938 was de A.S.D. eigenaar van Bruichladdich, Glenury Royal, Glenlochy, North Esk, (Old) Fettercairn, Benromach en Strathdee.
In 1953 wordt A.S.D. overgenomen door The Distillers Comapny Ltd. (D.C.L).
Licentiehouder wordt J.W. Hardie Ltd, blenders van The Antiquary.
In 1983 wordt Benromach gesloten en grotendeels ontmanteld, behalve de washbacks was er geen apparatuur meer in de distilleerderij aanwezig.
In April 1993 koopt Gordon & Macphail te Elgin Benromach.
Onder de leiding van Bob Murray, eerder manager van Glen Spey wordt de distilleerderij herbouwd.
Omdat merknaam en waterrechten niet het eigendom waren van United Distillers Ltd, duurde het tot 15 October 1998 voor de distilleerderij door H R H The Prince of Wales werd geopend.
Men moest een pijpleiding laten aanleggen van de distilleerderij, rondom Elgin heen, naar een onderaardse bron Chapelton Spring.
Men produceert drie verschillende single malt whiskies: één licht turfgerookt, ( 2 ppm), genaamd Glenmosset, bedoeld voor de eigen blends en blends van derden, één medium ( 8 ppm) turfgerookte single malt Benromach genaamd, en één heel zwaar turfgerookte single malt whisky ( 43 ppm) als een Islay malt, voor blending doeleinden en eventueel om als single malt whisky te worden verkocht.

Het koelwater komt van Sanquhar Loch.
Benromach heeft een Mash tun van 1,5 ton. De vier wash backs van Larikshout zijn elk 11000 liter, de wash still is groot 7500 liter, de spirit still 5000 liter.
Men zal jaarlijks tussen de 500.000 en 750.000 liter spirit produceren. De tegenwoordige manager (2000) is Keith Cruickshank. In Augustus 1999 werd een bezoekerscentrum geopend.
Op 29 September 2001 sterft George Masson Urquhart, hij wordt opgevolgd door zijn kinderen Ian, David en Michael. George Urquhart werd geboren in 1919.

Founded in 1898 near Forres, Benromach employed a mash-tun unusually made of wood. Often silent in its early years, it nonetheless remained active until 1983. In this century bottling of a full golden yellow 19 year old ripe, flowery aromas entice you into a big, almond-flavoured, creamy and round-bodied Speyside malt with a crisp, dry finish.

Benromach was built in 1898, the year of the great distillery boom. Alexander Edward of Sanquar, a well-known promoter of new distilleries granted a feu charter to the Benromach Distillery Company for a plot of his land, north of the railway junction in Forres. Charles Doig an archict from Elgin, was charged with the design of the new distillery. The local newspaper recounts the size of his tasks: 'Mr Doig's plan of taking cooling water out of the Mosset Burn at Forres for the new distillery and sending it back again unpolluted to the same spot, or nearly so, seems to involve some method of making water flow uphill. That he is attemting to do such a thing shows how far the principle of building distilleries on a plain has nwo been carried'.
Previously most distilleries were built at the bottom of a hill to save pumping water in the distillery process, but the introduction of modern machinery meant that this was no longer necessary. A more important consideration however was to be situated near a raiway station.
In 1898 Benromach was believed to be the first distillery to install direct oil-firing under the stills. Then Benromach was described as a striking distillery.
Now in 1998, having laid silent since 1983 Gordon & Macphail have re-equipped the distillery and distillation has restarted in this Benromach's Century year. The new stills are again heated by oil, this time generated in an oil boiler.
 
 

October 2005
Diageo has announced that its 2005 Annual Rare Malts Selection will be the last.
The collection will consist of four cask strenght single malts from closed distilleries; Glen Mhor 28 years old, Millburn 35 years old, Glendullan 26 years old and Linkwood 30 years old.
Dr. Nicholas Morgan, global malts marketing director commented: 'As the Special Releases are now well established, it makes less sence to continue selecting and promoting a parallel series of Rare Malts with his own separate indentity'.
In future, all premium and rare whiskies will be made available in the annual Special Releases series.

Facts;

Capacity:                             500.000 ltres a year
Watersource:                      Chapelton Spring in the Ronach Hills
Barley:                               Chariot, Golden Promise, Optic
Mashing & Fermentation: Stainless steel semi lauter tun with copper canopy
Capacity:                            1,5 tonnes
Wasbacks:                          4 Scottish Larch, each holding 11000 litres
                                          Fermentation 3 à 5 days / 5 washes a week
Warehouses:                      Dunnage                                                                                          

Cask filled at:                   63.5 % A B V
Production staff:               two men

The spirit safe comes from the closed distillery Millburn


At Benromach small batches of whisky are distilled by hand
using the finest barley malted with a touch of peat smoke.


Despite the stills being smaller, Gordon & MacPhail's new make bore a striking resemblance to that made under DCL’s stewardship. Quite how this happened is one of the mysteries surrounding Scotch and goes some way to adding to the belief that there is something about a distillery’s own microclimate which influences the character of the spirit.

Since then, it has appeared in peated guise, as an organic release, a 100% Golden Promise release, and in a succession of finishes in fortified and wine casks. With more time under its belt extra weight is now being shown by the maturing spirit.  


Benromach’s tale comes in two distinct parts. This Forres-based distillery was yet another of the new builds of the late 19th century, constructed on land rented from a forgotten giant of the Victorian/Edwardian whisky trade, Alexander Edward [see Craigellachie/Aultmore].

Building started in 1898, but the distillery didn’t start making whisky until 1900. Its production was intermittent after that, with the distillery passing through a number of hands: Macdonald Greenlees, Joseph Hobbs, National Distillers of America and, finally, DCL.

The industry giant kept it running until 1983, when it was closed, one of a large number of distilleries which were shut as a result of an industry-wide stock surplus.

After 11 years of silence – during which its interior had been cannibalised for parts by Diageo – it was bought by Elgin’s Gordon & MacPhail. The firm then set about building what was effectively a new distillery in the shell of the old. It took the firm five years of trials before the first spirit was made.

1898
The Benromach Distillery Company, founded by Duncan McCallum and F.W. Brickman, begins building a facility in Forres, Morayshire
1900
The distillery opens, but closes immediately due to financial woes
1907
Benromach reopens as Forres distillery for three years under McCallum
1910
The distillery closes again, this time until after WWI
1931
Benromach falls silent once more for five years
1938
Joseph Hobbs buys the distillery before passing it onto National Distillers of America
1953
Ownership transfers to DCL, which keeps the distillery open for 30 years, refurbishing the facility and abolishing its floor maltings
1983
Benromach is mothballed yet again
1993
Gordon & MacPhail buys the distillery from United Distillers, but takes five years to get it up and running again
1999
Gordon & MacPhail opens a visitors’ centre at the site
2009
Benromach 10 Year Old, the distillery’s flagship whisky, is released


CAPACITY (MLPA) i
0.135
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
3-5 days
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.5%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
1.5
HEAT SOURCE i
Indirect steam panels
MALT SPECIFICATION i
12ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Scottish grown, Scottish malted, Bairds, Crisp, Boortmalt
MASH TUN TYPE i
Semi Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
70%
SINGLE MALT PERCENTAGE i
98%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
4,500
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Plain with reflux ball
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
6,000
STILLS i
2
WAREHOUSING i
3 dunnage warehouses (total 8,000 casks)
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
7,500
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Plain
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
10,000
WASHBACK CHARGE (L) i
75,000
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
11,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
Larch
WASHBACKS i
4
WATER SOURCE i
Chapelton Spring
WORT CLARITY i
Cloudy
YEAST TYPE i
Distillers and brewers
OWNERS

Speymalt Whisky Distributors logo
PARENT COMPANY

Speymalt Whisky Distributors
1993 - present
CURRENT OWNER

The Benromach Distillery Co
PREVIOUS OWNERS

United Distillers
1987 - 1993
Distillers Company Limited
1953 - 1987
National Distillers of America
? - 1953
Joseph W Hobbs
1938 - ?
Benromach Distillery Limited
1919 - 1938
John Joseph Calder
1919
Harvey MacNair & Co
1911 - 1919
Duncan McCallum
1898 - 1911


BENROMACH 1977 SINGLE CASK EDITION RELEASED
05 October 2017
Benromach distillery has continued its bottling of 1970s vintage single malts with a single cask expression distilled in 1977.

Benromach 1977
Vintage whisky: Benromach 1977 is bottled at 39 years old
The 39-year-old whisky from the Speyside distillery has been matured in a single refill American oak hogshead – cask number 1268, and bottled at 56% abv.

Described as ‘smooth and sweet’ with notes of ‘ripe banana and passionfruit’, Benromach 1977 is presented in a decanter-style bottle inside a dark oak wooden box, and accompanied by a hardback book detailing the distillery’s history.

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 [owners of independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail].

‘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.’

Just 225 bottles of Benromach 1977 have been released globally, at around €1,500 each.

The Benromach 1977 expression follows the release of three vintage casks in 2016: 1973, 1974, and 1975.
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