Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish 2010 (bottled 2018) (70cl, 45%) ***sold***
A 2010 vintage whisky from Benromach, part of the distillery's ongoing experiments with wine casks.
The 2010 vintage Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish once again sees the excellent distillery in Speyside allowing some of its whisky a lengthy finishing period in casks that previously held Sassicaia wine from Bolgheri. This edition was bottled in 2018.
Benromach distillery in Speyside was built at the end of the 19th century, and spent much of the next providing malt for the blends of its owners, who included Macdonald Greenlees, Joseph Hobbs and latterly, DCL (now Diageo), who were the first to produce a distillery bottling of its single malt as part of the Rare Malts Selection. DCL closed the distillery in 1983, selling it to current proprietors, Gordon & MacPhail, ten years later. They then had to spend the next five rebuilding it from scratch, as little remained other than the shell of the buildings. It has since become a well-regarded and widely distributed single malt.