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Benromach 1969 unveiled at £8,000

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Benromach is to release a 50-year-old, 1969 vintage single cask single malt, making it the oldest whisky in the distillery’s current range.

Benromach 50 year old 1969 vintage whisky
Vintage malt: Benromach 50 Year Old was distilled in 1969 and matured in an ex-Sherry hogshead

Benromach 50 Years Old has been matured solely in a refill ex-Sherry hogshead since being distilled in 1969.

Bottled at 44.6% abv, just 125 decanters have been created for sale at around £8,000/ €9,000/ US$10,000.

Keith Cruickshank, Benromach distillery manager, said: ‘Benromach is known for its range of classic Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies, beautifully balanced with a light touch of smoke.

‘This old and rare expression exudes undertones of gentle smoke and rewards 50 years of patience and nurture with sweet Sherry aromas, ripe fruits and a mellow, mature oak finish.’

The expression will be available from selected retailers worldwide from 30 September.

The release follows the launch of various vintages from the Speyside distillery in recent years, including a 20-year-old from the first cask laid down when the distillery reopened in 1998, and a duo of 1970s vintage malts.

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