Benromach named 'Best in Show' at global awards ceremony in San Francisco
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BENROMACH 40 Year Old Single Malt has been named 'Best in Show' at a prestigious global awards ceremony in the USA.
The award is considered to be the highest honour at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition which is the oldest competition of its kind in North America and the largest drinks and spirits judging in the world.
The Forres distillery's 40 year old award winning whisky, Benromach's oldest malt, was released in 2021 with just 1,000 bottles made available to purchase.
A total of 70 judges from around the world evaluated around 5,000 spirits over a two-week period before naming 'Best in Class', 'Best in Show' and 'Most Awarded Distillery of the Year' as well as a series of spirit-specific medals.
Keith Cruickshank, distillery manager at Benromach Distillery, said: "Every expression produced by Benromach Distillery is made by hand for genuine character by our small team of distillers who rely exclusively on their expertise and senses.
"To bring home the coveted 'Best in Show' accolade from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is a true reflection of the hard work and dedication that goes into producing our distinctive Speyside single malts."
Additionally, Benromach took home three 'Double Gold' awards in its category for Benromach 40 Year Old, Benromach 15 Year Old and Benromach Contrasts: Peat Smoke 2009.
The 'Double Gold' award is reserved for entrants where judges consider the spirit to be among the finest in the world.
The Benromach 15 Year Old also scooped a Platinum award for its achievement in winning 'Double Gold' accreditation three years running.
Benromach's latest success builds on what has already been a successful year for the Moray-based distillers after it was awarded three Gold awards at this year's International Wine and Spirit Competition in March.
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