A mysterious box showed up this past week. I finally got the courage (and time) to open it up this morning.
Inside was a dossier, 2 tasting glasses, a very cool memory card and best of all…a bottle of the newly released Benromach 10 year old whisky.
More on the package in a bit, but first a little history on the Benromach distillery:
Purchased by Gordon & MacPhail in 1993, the Benromach distillery was not immediately ready to move into production:
“An opportunity to buy Benromach Distillery presented itself and we grabbed it with both hands!” says Ian Urquhart.
“But when we purchased Benromach there wasn’t a great deal left behind by the previous owners,” adds David Urquhart, Ian’s younger brother. “Indeed the buildings, spirit receiver, wood from the larch wash backs and the distilleries distinctive near 100-foot chimney, were virtually the only things remaining.”
“Before beginning the project of re-equipping the distillery we carefully considered the amount and indeed style of single malt we wished to produce. This involved a great deal of planning and research before we started,” continues Ian.