Benromach Distillery | Speyside
Benromach is a Speyside distillery founded by Duncan McCallum and F.W. Brickman in 1898 and is currently owned and run by Gordon and Macphail of Elgin. It is situated near Forres in Morayshire and is fed with spring water from the Chapelton Springs in the Romach Hills beside Forres.
The distillery was officially closed in 1983 but in 1993 Gordon and MacPhail took over the site and in 1997 they started to restore the distillery to a working order. The design of the distillery was changed slightly to allow it to be operated by one man. Finally in 1998 the distillery was officially reopened by HRH The Prince of Wales and bottling of the new malt started in 2004.
At Benromach they keep things simple. A handful of distillers relying entirely on their expertise and senses to make the finest handmade whisky; Speyside single malt matured exclusively in first-fill casks, with a subtly smoky character. It takes just four ingredients – barley, water, yeast and a human touch.
All casks at Benromach are hand-filled, individually weighed, stencilled by hand and stowed in the traditional dunnage warehouses. At the World Whisky Awards 2014, Benromach 10 Years Old won gold in the "Best Speyside Single Malt – 12 Years and Under" category.