Distillery Company was founded in 1898 by Duncan MacCallum of
Glen Nevis Distillery. Right from the very start, there where
obstacles. The building of Benromach was set for completion
at the end of 1898, however the timing was unfortunate as a
major depression hit the Scotch whisky industry. F.W. Brickmann
- a whisky broker and original partner - had to withdraw the
following year due to financial troubles and MacCallum had difficulty
finding buyers for his product. Over the next 50 years, the
distillery changed hands several times before coming under the
new ownership of Scottish Malt Distillers. It operated for another
30 years until it closed its doors on March 24, 1983.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Invererne Rd., Forres, Moray IV36 3EB Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1309 675968 / Fax: +44 (0)1343 540155
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Ten years later in 1993, Gordon and MacPhail bought the Benromach
Distillery. As the next few years passed, planning was well
underway for the distillery's revival. A major ovehaul was in
process and the distillery was re-equipped with specially designed
and commissioned new stills, a mash tun, and remoulded wash
In 1998 and nearly 100 years after Benromach's first distillation,
production resumed once again at the distillery. It was officially
reopened by H.R.H. Prince of Wales on October 15, 1998 and it
was no surprise to see guests and visitors from all over the
world in attendance of this grand opening ceremony. Prince Charles
was offered a tasting of special centenary bottling of Benromach.
There were only 3500 bottles of this limited edition worldwide.
More good news was to follow...In 1999, the Malt Whisky Center
opened its doors and welcomed visitors from all over the world.
And in 2004, Benromach Traditional Single Malt Scotch Whisky
was launched. This is the first whisky distilled after the reopening
in 1998 and it's the first whisky distilled by Gordon and MacPhail.
BENROMACH 10 YEAR OLD SINGLE
MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
10 Years Old is hand-crafted at Speyside's smallest
working distillery using the finest Scottish malted
barley and the purest spring water from the nearby Romach
Hills. Matured in the finest, hand selected Sherry &
Bourbon casks, Benromach 10 Years Old is returned to
sweet Oloroso sherry casks for a final marrying period.
sherry influence with fruit & nut chocolate and
delicate spice - cinnamon. Fresh green apples, with
a malty, digestive biscuit note and light peat smoke
in the background.
Delicious forest fruits - raspberries and brambles,
sherry, malt creaminess with a stronger peat influence.
Body: Long lingering
finish with subtle sherry and peat.
Matured in the finest, hand selected Sherry
& Bourbon casks, before being returned to sweet
Oloroso sherry casks for a final marrying period.
Alcohol Strength: 43%
BENROMACH ORGANIC SINGLE
MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Organic is the first bottled single malt to be fully
certified by The Soil Association. The whole process
- raw ingredients, distillation, maturation and
bottling - is certified organic to rigorous standards.
Using pure spring water from the nearby Romach Hills
and the finest organic barley, Benromach Organic
is made by experienced distillers, personally ensuring
only the highest quality spirit is filled into hand
selected virgin American oak casks. The virgin American
oak casks are made of wood from environmentally
oak aromas with fresh fruit notes (bananas and pineapples).
An earthy, toasted aroma also present.
and toffee flavours. Hints of green apples and orange
peel with a rich resinous note.
and hints of fruit
Virgin American Oak Casks
Alcohol Strength: 43%
Food & Drinks Excellence Awards 2007 - Supreme
Quotes: "...you cannot do other
than sit up and take note of this guns-blazing big
'un. An absolute treat!" (91 points from 100).
Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2008.
All Tasting Notes Credit to
the Benromach Distillery
Benromach Distillery &
Malt Whisky Centre
The Malt Whisky Centre, formerly the drier house, opened
its door to welcome visitors in 1999. Sit in the 'wee nook'
and watch a video depicting the history of Gordon & MacPhail.
Enjoy guided tours from their friendly staff or from ‘the
man behind the malt’, Distillery Manager, Keith Cruickshank.
Browse round the gift shop, enjoy a tutored nosing, wander
through our museum or exclusively bottle your own unique bottle
of Benromach. Language sheets available.
October to April
Monday to Friday - Excluding Christmas & January
10am - 4pm (last tour 3.00pm)
May to September
Monday to Saturday
9.30am - 5pm (last tour 4.00pm)
Adult (18 years and over) £3.50
(includes a voucher for £2.50 redeemable at the Distillery
on purchases over £25. Conditions apply.
Groups of 12 and over are welcome – please phone in advance:
Tel: +44: (0)1309 675968
Benromach Distillery with its distinctive near-100 foot red
brick chimney rising above neat white buildings, is 500 yards
on the north side of the Forres by-pass (Aberdeen-Inverness
A96 road). Leave by-pass at the sign marked "Waterford",
then follow road over level crossing.
Benromach Distillery & Malt Whisky
IV36 3EB Scotland
Tel: +44 01309 675968