It was always the ambition of John Urquhart and subsequent generations of the Urquhart family that one day Gordon & MacPhail would own and manage a distillery of its own. This dream became a reality in 1993 when the company purchased Benromach Distillery in Forres. At the time the distillery was virtually derelict, all the fixtures and fittings had been ripped out and sold by the previous owners. Drawing upon generations of expertise in the whisky industry, Benromach was carefully and painstakingly re-equipped ready to recommence operation before it was officially reopened by HRH Prince Charles in 1998. Benromach single malt is created using the finest Scottish barley and the purest spring water from the nearby Romach Hills. The distilling team personally ensure that only the highest quality spirit is filled into sturdy oak casks before being left to mature at Benromach Distillery for many years.
Maturation is 80% Bourbon barrels, 20% Sherry hogshead. The final year the whisky is matured in first fill ex Oloroso Sherry casks. This single malt whisky from Benromach in Speyside is scooping all the awards and was voted whisky vlogger Ralphy’s Single Malt Whisky of the Year 2015. There is no looking past this single malt, it looks good, it sits at a great price point and it is delicious. You’ll be raving about it for weeks just like Ralphy did.