This independent distillery was brought back into production by Gordon & MacPhail, malt whisky specialists. It was established in 1898. Benromach is located in the lovely market town of Forres. It specialises in a distinctive peaty whisky which is unusual in Speyside but it also produces a non peated, organic malt whisky. The distillery gives a lot of attention to tradition and no computers are used in the actual production. The distinctive white walls, red doors and red chimney give Benromach a photogenic quality.
Benromach Distillery Tours
Strathisla is normally open all year round for distillery tours and tastings however, in the current Covid-19 climate it is even more necessary check their website for the latest opening times and tour availability. Benromach offers a range of tours (£8). The Classic one takes about an hour and ends with two drams. There is also a wide whisky tasting menu which includes flights.
Benromach Distillery is situated to the west of Elgin. If you are travelling from Inverness, Benromach is the first Speyside Distillery you pass with a visitor centre. Dallas Dhu is another Forres Distillery open to visitors. It’s not in production but offers a self guided tour.