Speysideâ€™s smallest working distillery, Benromach, has scooped a top award at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition for its flagship Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Benromach 10 Years Old.
Now in its fourth year, The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition is a unique event and the first Asian wine and spirit competition in the world.
Run in partnership with the London-based International Wine & Spirit Competition it recognises quality in wine and spirits from across the globe. This year judges from across Asia blind tasted over 1,800 different wine and spirits for awards in 45 different wine and spirit categories. Benromach 10 Years Old won the trophy for the Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky 15 Years and Under.
Commenting on the award, Michael Urquhart, Managing Director of Gordon & MacPhail, owners of Benromach, said: â€œThis competition is highly regarded and provides consumers with the ultimate guide to purchasing wine and spirits available in this part of the world. Receiving this award will provide instant prestige for Benromach across the continent and around the globe.â€
â€œBenromach is a small distillery, producing in one year what other distilleries can produce in a week. Weâ€™re thrilled to have been recognised in this competition, which is testament to the quality of the distillery and the two men who go the extra mile to handcraft the excellence of our flagship Benromach 10-year-old single malt whisky.â€
Winning an award at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition is a great achievement as the competition puts integrity at the heart of the judging process. Tastings took place on 4-8 October 2012.
Discover more about Benromach at their website www.benromach.com