Recognising Benromach as masters in whisky
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 14:12
Speyside’s smallest distillery, Benromach has another duo of top awards to celebrate.
Two of its Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, Benromach Peat Smoke and Organic, has won a gold and silver medal respectively in the Scotch Whisky Masters 2012 competition.
The Scotch Whisky Masters is said to be one of the most respected competitions in the industry, attracting entries from leading distilleries from around the world. The awards are decided by independent, expert judging panels after an extensive and rigorous blind tasting process.
David Urquhart, Joint Managing Director of Gordon & MacPhail, commented: “It’s wonderful to see Benromach Peat Smoke and Benromach Organic honoured by such a prestigious competition. The win is a true testament to the hard work of the Benromach Distillery craftsmen. Their skills and dedication that go into the making of our whiskies is reflected in the medals won.”
Benromach Peat Smoke is full bodied, intense and challenging. It has a smoky character, yet balanced with the fruity elegance of Speyside.
Benromach Organic was launched in 2006 as the world's first bottled Single Malt to be fully certified as organic. The whole process, including the use of the raw ingredients, distillation, maturation and bottling, is certified to the rigorous standards set by the UK Soil Association. The whisky is matured in virgin American oak casks from environmentally managed forests which has added a unique robustness and depth which complements the traditional Benromach spirit.
The accolade adds to the growing list of awards for the whiskies from Speyside’s smallest working distillery and the increasing success of Benromach across the UK and internationally. Their flagship Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Benromach 10 Years Old was awarded gold at the 2011 Great Taste Awards and in November 2011 it gained gold at TheFiftyBest.com awards in New York.
The distillery, nestled in Speyside, employs just two men, who hand-craft Benromach using the finest Scottish barely and the purest spring water from the nearby Romach Hills. They fill new spirit into the highest quality casks before being left to mature at the distillery for many years.