Benromach Distillery launches the latest ‘Contrasts range whisky

November 9, 2023
By Melissa Parker

Benromach Distillery in Speyside has launched the latest addition to its ‘Contrasts’ range – a 12-year-old double matured limited release matured in both first-fill Bourbon and Bordeaux wine casks to create a twist on the signature Benromach style. 

This whisky began life in first-fill Bourbon barrels before a final five-year maturation in Bordeaux red wine casks. The result is a whisky exhibiting delicate honey and floral notes, with zesty tangerine, dark forest fruits and toasted oak flavours. Benromach’s signature soft peat smoke character complements the medium-bodied finish.

Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager at Benromach, said: “Creating the newest Benromach ‘Contrasts’ release has been a very exciting project – allowing us to add another intriguing whisky to our range.

“Double maturing this whisky in both Bourbon and Bordeaux wine casks has helped create an interesting depth of flavour, balancing both sweet and fruity notes with our signature soft smoke brought about by our lightly peated malt. It has also influenced the colour of the whisky itself, producing a much darker, richer dram.

“There’s a very limited number of bottles available for purchase. We expect this whisky to be a popular dram, so urge those looking to sample the whisky to be quick to secure their bottle.”

With an ABV strength of 46%, 7500 bottles of the latest ‘Contrasts’ release are available worldwide from whisky specialists.

For more information on Benromach Distillery or Benromach Double Matured Bordeaux Wine Cask Finish, visit:

Share the content