Wednesday, 10 June 2015 17:51
Trying Two Benromach Organic
Benromach distillery has always been one close to my heart. It was one of the earliest distilleries I visited and till today I do believe that their 10 Year Old is one of the best entry level whiskies on the market (86 points).
So when Juliette Buchan from Gordon and Macphail, who owns Benromach, came along a month ago, it was a tasting I did not want to miss! The tasting concentrated on a few whiskies from the range, but the focus for me was the Benromach Organic, which has had two iterations since the restarting of the distillery.
So what is the Benromach Organic? It was first launched in 2006 by the distillery and it is the first ever certified 'Organic' scotch whisky in the whisky market. This means the ingredients used are all organic, but most importantly, the wood from the oak casks used are also certified organic, and not from any existing bourbon distillery in the USA. This means fresh oak maturation, which can be very interesting.