Popular Speyside distillery Benromach has just announced the launch of a new limited edition single malt, Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured, with fewer than 2,000 bottles available in the UK.

Only ever produced in limited runs, Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured uses the finest Scottish barley malted with high levels of peat smoke at 55ppm.

Laid down in 2012 before being bottled in 2021, the new single malt has been matured exclusively in first-fill sherry hogshead casks, with the team describing the resulting whisky as having "cinnamon and ginger aromas" with "rich dark chocolate and stewed red berry flavours" that lead to a full finish of peat smoke and sweetness.

The new Benromach expression
The new Benromach expression

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Priced at £49.99, the exciting new release,which is non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% abv, is available to buy now.

Speaking about the release, Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager at Benromach, said: “This small batch vintage expression has been created in a style which is deliberately different to the subtle smokiness Benromach is well-known for.

"This is only the second time we’ve released a heavily sherried peat smoke expression and we’re very proud of its unique flavour profile.

"Although it is different from the first sherry matured peat smoke expression we released in March 2019, given the enthusiasm we received from whisky fans we expect this release to be very popular."

Benromach's Tasting Notes:

Aromas: Appealing cinnamon and ginger aromas with rich dark chocolate giving way to soft demerara sugar. Seville orange peel with sweet smoke.

Palate: Cocoa powder and sweet, creamy honeycomb accompany stewed red berries. Subtle vanilla and cracked black pepper lead to toasted almonds.

Finish: A full finish with Morello cherry, peat smoke and sweetness.

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