Set in the picturesque village of Forres in Speyside, lies Benromach Distillery, where dedicated distillers use the finest Scottish ingredients to create their single malt Scotch whiskies. originally built in 1898, Benromach Distillery was brought back to life when the urquhart family realised a lifelong dream to own a distillery, which led to them purchasing it in 1993.

Benromach is one of only a few distilleries in Scotland to use traditional methods, without any automated machinery. The close-knit team of distillers employ all their senses when crafting the single malt Scotch whiskies, managing the process by sight, sound and touch to create the unique, handcrafted and authentic Benromach taste. The whisky’s classic Speyside character is beautifully balanced with a light touch of smoke.

Making whisky by hand is a rare craft these days. The small team of distillers ensure that no short cuts are taken during the production process. The wash lingers for between three and five days in the wooden washbacks. When the heart of the run has been cut, the spirit rests in first fill oak casks where it gently matures, creating a unique character.

Benromach’s multi award-winning flagship whisky, Benromach 10 Years Old is an impeccable dram. It exemplifies the classic Speyside single malt character, with notes of rich sherry, delicate spice, green apples and a touch of light peat smoke. It’s perfect for those who enjoy the sweet notes of a traditional Speyside whisky and it was recently honoured with a Gold medal at the World Whiskies Awards 2018. The longer maturation of Benromach 15 Years Old softens its smokiness to hints of charred oak, while developing the wood imbued character of succulent honey, vanilla and fruit. This stunning dram was recently crowned Best Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards 2018.

This year, respected author Blair Bowman created the must-try Benromach cocktail, ‘The Speyside Grace’. The cocktail includes: 1 clementine; 50ml Benromach 10 Years Old; Juice of half a lemon; 2 tsps of simple sugar syrup.

This is a special year for Benromach as it celebrates 20 years of distilling and 25 years since the Urquhart family purchased the distillery. To mark this significant milestone, the Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling was unveiled in April. Distilled in 1998, during the first year of production after the distillery reopened, just 3,000 bottles are available worldwide.