The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd. has been honoured with two gold medals at the Los Angeles (LA) International Spirits Competition 2018. Benromach’s flagship whisky, Benromach 10 Years Old, was awarded gold in the Single Malt Scotch 10 years or less category, while Benromach 15 Years Old received gold in the 11 - 20 years old category.
The LA International Spirits Competition, now in its 12th year, receives close to 400 spirit entries from more than 30 countries which are blind tasted by a distinguished judging panel including spirits journalists, bar owners and well-known educators from across the United States.
Matured in a mixture of first fill bourbon barrels and first fill Sherry casks, Benromach 10 Years Old exemplifies the classic Speyside character, with notes of rich sherry, delicate spice, green apples and a touch of light peat smoke. It is the perfect malt for those who enjoy the sweet notes of a traditional Speyside whisky.
Matured for longer in Sherry and bourbon casks, Benromach 15 Years Old has a distinctive golden amber colour. Sherry aromas lead on the nose followed by vanilla and spicy ginger, complemented by delicate chamomile and menthol notes. This Single Malt Scotch Whisky is beautifully balanced with a hint of smoke.
Commenting on the success of the double award win, Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery Manager, said:
“We’re incredibly proud to receive these awards which recognise the quality of Benromach’s classic Speyside character. This is a particularly special year for us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary since Benromach Distillery was purchased and reopened in 1998.
“Over the past two decades, we’ve stayed true to our commitment to handcraft all our whiskies using only the finest ingredients and traditional techniques. Awards like this are testament to the skills of our distillers who manage the process by sight, sound and touch and the quality of the casks in which our whiskies are matured.”
Earlier this year, Benromach 10 Years Old was awarded a Gold medal at the World Whiskies Awards, while Benromach 15 Years Old was crowned Best Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky.