Open To Visitors:
Chapeltown springs near Forres
Gordon & MacPhail
+44 (0)1309 675968
(Call for visiting hours)
Benromach Distillery is the smallest working distillery in Speyside.
Whisky has been produced their since 1898.
The distillery has suffered many
closures and changes in ownership over
the years and has lay silent and empty for
But in 1993 the virtually derelict
distillery was purchased
by the malt whisky specialists, Gordon & MacPhail
who extensively refurbished the
distillery to bring it back to its
former glory. The distillery was officially
re-opened in 1998 by HRH The Prince of
Wales. Thanks to Gordon & MacPhail
the golden spirit of Benromach is once
again being produced for the whisky
connoisseurs of the world.
In reopening Benromach Distillery,
Gordon & MacPhail decided to create a
traditional Speyside single malt – a
style that draws its influence from
pre-1960s Speyside whiskies.
Benromach Distillery is located on the
outskirts of the ancient market town of
Forres. A four star visitor centre is
open to the public throughout the year
for tours and tastings and the Benromach
distillery is a member of the world
famous malt whisky trail.
Benromach Tasting Notes
Traditional was launched in March 2004.
It was the first whisky distilled after
Benromachs re-opening and was the first
whisky distilled by Gordon and MacPhail.
Benromach Traditional. Colour: Straw yellow. Nose: Citrus fruits (lemons & limes)
with hint of honey and pine resin. Peaty malty
notes in the background. Taste: Smoky with cereal and malt
flavours. Dries up with spicy/peppery
notes followed by a delicate floral
edge. Finish: Slightly sweet with a hint of
smoke and malt.
Benromach 21 Year Old Tokaji Wood Finish. Colour: Golden brown. Nose: Sweet, bruised apples, fermented
fruits – ripe banana and fig rolls. Taste: Sweet, winey – cream sherry,
chocolate toffees. Rounded. Finish: Sweet and fruity.
Benromach 22 Year Old Port Wood Finish. Colour: Deep amber with tawny hues. Nose: Sweet fruitcake aromas with malty
notes and red berries and brambles.
Hints of dark chocolate, with cinnamon
notes. Taste: Sweet with rich, summer fruit
aromas - blackberries. Some coffee
grinds and burnt fruit also present. Finish: Drier, slightly tannic.