Benromach Distillery in Speyside has unveiled one of its rarest single cask releases and the oldest expression in the current range – Benromach 50-year-old.

Laid down in 1969, Benromach 50 Years Old has spent half a century maturing in cask no. 2003, an ex-Sherry Hogshead.

The Benromach team say the result is an “exquisite” hand-crafted single malt that will be available as a limited release from the Distillery, with only 125 decanters available for purchase.

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Keith Cruickshank, Benromach distillery manager, said: “Benromach 50 Years Old is the oldest expression in our current range and was carefully crafted by my predecessors using many of the timeless methods that we still use at Benromach Distillery to this day, with an unwavering focus on sourcing the finest Scottish barley, drawing the purest local spring water and relying on the expertise and senses of our distillers to create a spirit that’s truly handcrafted.

“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 distillery in Forres is one of few in Scotland to maintain a handcrafted approach to whisky making without the use of automated machinery.

Priced at £8,000, just 125 bottles of Benromach 50-year-old will be available at selected retailers worldwide from 30 September.

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