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Overall rating
81.92/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Organic
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Virgin Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613053243
Added on
02 Oct 2017 12:26 pm by teranex
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 53.40

3 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2010

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.92 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    little organic, fashion effect?
    • Nose
      fruity
      a little candy, licorice too
      malt, spices, some smoke (traces)
    • Taste
      smoke and spices ahead, it's very sweet,
      dry herbs, a floral side, malt again, a little sweet almond
      strong fruit on a fruit compote of the orchard.
      peat is earthy, almost absent
    • Finish
      same scents at the bottom of the glass with spices, flowers and dry peat
      quite short finish.

  2. dramspotter scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      quite sharp - somewhat sherryish; quite pungent
    • Taste
      a little peppery
    • Finish
      short->medium; a little pepper there, a bit of an aftertaste that is less than pleasant

  3. CST1986 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    This is a beautiful whisky, crystal clean with a nice interplay between the virgin oak and the fruity and yeasty distillate. Young, but not too young, playful and with a very good mouthfeel for its 43%, this is a perfect daily dram. Don't let yourself be put off by the rather mediocre WB rating. Coming from the sturdy and full-bodied 10yo many might have wrong expectations, as this whisky is more delicate. At >40€ it might be a bit overpriced, but I bought two bottles on sale for less than 30€ each recently, instantly opened one and did not regret it. I'll be looking out for organic Benromachs to come!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Intense, beautifully bright and fruity, with lemon sherbet, orange blossoms, peaches and pickled ginger, with some light caramel sauce drizzled over it. Not much wood influence for a virgin oak matured malt (yes, there's a little bit of oaky spiciness in the background), but after all it's only 7 years old. In my opinion this is exactly the right age for that kind of malt. For the nose as well as for all the other aspects of the experience you could say that it's not very complex - but it is delightfully clean, well made and satisfying.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong, malty and spicy attack (now the wood comes forward a bit, but not in a disturbing manner), than the malt opens up to more caramel and vanilla, peach cobbler, savory orange sauce with ginger, a hint of smoke and a very slight dustiness which may lead to the impression of a traditionally made scotch whisky (which is both true and not true as it's organic and matured in virgin oak). But all the elements for a classic Speyside experience are there and make up for a very compelling palate. Just like with their 10yo, this Benromach does not make you miss a higher alcohol volume, as its mouthfeel is quite perfect for the strength.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, slightly vegetal now (on sweet peppers), with malt and honey coming back in waves. Very good and quite impressive for the young age.

  4. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. DramJammin scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Maltimex scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Intense, young whisky that looks a bit older - delicious Virgin Oak ripening.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Full and intense caramel notes pave the way to the nose. Followed by vanilla pods and white pepper, toffee and sliced green apple. Slowly join more intense oak notes; the sweet-looking vanilla remains present in the nose. With the tasting the malt becomes sweeter in the nose and the green apple appears more clearly.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Despite its "only" 43 percent, this malt is strong on the tongue - of course, if you have not tasted too many stronger malts before. It spreads with full sweet vanilla and caramel notes in the mouth; Oak also joins shortly thereafter. After some time, the spicy notes on the tongue gain the upper hand: tannins, a touch of white pepper and heather are spreading and harmonize wonderfully with the sweet impressions. The taste impressions are rounded off by nuances of green apples and apricots.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is intensified with notes of espresso and cocoa. There is still some sweetness on the tongue. For such a young malt, both the length and the complexity of the overall package are surprising.

  7. Maltimex scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Intense, young whisky that looks a bit older - delicious Virgin Oak ripening.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Full and intense caramel notes pave the way to the nose. Followed by vanilla pods and white pepper, toffee and sliced green apple. Slowly join more intense oak notes; the sweet-looking vanilla remains present in the nose. With the tasting the malt becomes sweeter in the nose and the green apple appears more clearly.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Despite its "only" 43 percent, this malt is strong on the tongue - of course, if you have not tasted too many stronger malts before. It spreads with full sweet vanilla and caramel notes in the mouth; Oak also joins shortly thereafter. After some time, the spicy notes on the tongue gain the upper hand: tannins, a touch of white pepper and heather are spreading and harmonize wonderfully with the sweet impressions. The taste impressions are rounded off by nuances of green apples and apricots.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is intensified with notes of espresso and cocoa. There is still some sweetness on the tongue. For such a young malt, both the length and the complexity of the overall package are surprising.

  8. The_Independent did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review no.742: 88/100

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMYfCwycDNI

  9. The Macallan scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Benromach distillery
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

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