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Cask No. 1

60.1%

One of 575 bottles released to celebrate the 2oth anniversary of distilling restarting at Benromach, each rare and unique bottle of  cask No.1 was distilled in 1998 and bottled at CASK STRENGTH in 2018.

Cask No. 1 Cask No. 1

Tasting Notes

Pour your dram of Benromach cask  No.1 and prepare your senses to encounter an experience as rare as this gorgeous whisky. First lift your glass to the light and appreciate the beautiful deep golden hue created by lingering for many years in a single First Fill Sherry Butt as the whisky grew and matured in character. Take a short inhalation, appreciating the wonderful aromas without waterenjoy the rich notes of stewed raisin and plum, mingling with sweet vanilla, milk chocolate, cinnamon and clove. Traces of sweet fudge and zingy orange peel develop with lingering roasted hazelnut.

Now take a sip.... Deliciously sweet and creamy notes with a hint of cracked black pepper develop on the tongue. Tangy orange marmalade, smooth chocolate and roasted coffee bean complement hints of rich fruits and warm spices, leading to charred oak on the finish. Add a few drops of water and take time to enjoy the nose as it develops… top notes of sweet vanilla and butterscotch aromas mingle with raisin and hints of lemongrass. Now lift it to your lips and enjoy a slow sip… a creamy sweetness combining with milk chocolate, baked apple and cinnamon immediately emerges followed by traces of citrus peel. Succulent blackberries and stewed damson plum lead to a hint of roasted hazelnut and charred oak on the finish.

Exquisite

First Cask

Benromach Distillery first began making single malt Scotch whisky over a century ago in 1898. After many fruitful decades, production ceased in 1983 and the distillery was mothballed until the Urquhart family bought Benromach in 1993 and lovingly brought it back to life.

Officially reopening the distillery five years later in 1998, HRH The Duke of Rothesay honoured Benromach by hand signing the first cask ever filled after distilling restarted. We are delighted to share this limited edition release of 575 bottles of classic SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY taken from one single cask - cask No.1 - the one where it all began.

The one where it all began

First to Last

Benromach Distillery first began making SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY over a century ago in 1898. After many fruitful decades, production ceased in 1983 and the distillery was mothballed. Ten years later, the Urquhart family bought Benromach and spent five years re-equipping it and bringing it back to life.

A sumptuous vintage character of rich fruits, smooth chocolate and warm spices with hints of zingy citrus, coffee bean and charred oak

First Cut

A crucial stage of handcrafting the precious contents of cask  No.1 occurred when Benromach’s dedicated distillers cut the spirit by hand, a rare art these days. During the slow, unhurried distilling process they judged when to ‘come on spirit’: the moment when the new spirit is considered to be of the highest quality. Levers were pulled by hand and the sweet heart of the run was drawn off and left to mature for many years in a single First Fill Sherry Butt - cask  No.1 - the first cask to be filled on the 21st august 1998.

Only 575 Bottles

First Hand

At Benromach, doing things the old way means doing as much as we can by hand. It may take longer to make but we believe Benromach whisky deserves nothing less. cask  No.1 was hand-filled in a single First Fill Sherry Butt of the highest quality, specially selected to impart subtle flavour during long maturation. We know from unique experience that each step of the handcrafted process helps to develop our gorgeous whisky’s classic Speyside character: beautifully balanced with a touch of smoke.

First and Foremost

All profits from the sale of the contents of  cask No.1 will be given to a range of charitable causes.

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The one where it all began