Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 Feb 2018 9:46 am by stmb

Average value

€ 40,00

5 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

70 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. Macheye scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Arguably one of the greatest new entry level whiskies released this Century. Pound for pound (this can be purchased for less than £35 a bottle), there are very few malts that can best the level of quality offered by Benromach 10 year old. Balance, pronounced flavour and some old-school sensibilities. All-in-all, excellent.

    • Nose
      Starting with toffee-coated apples, this moves swiftly through some slightly unusual aromas – Crayola crayons, engine oil and plasticine/putty – before settling in to some traditional heathery smoke. This is supported by chocolate and oats as well as highly umami egg noodles. Ashy embers and slightly salty coastal air reinforce both smoke and maritime (which, this actually isn’t, but there you go). Tingles of grapefruit and citrus keep things just on the right side of fresh and bright.
    • Taste
      Nicely mouth-coating with an arrival that expresses an array of fruitiness – apples, peaches, oranges and that grapefruit tartness again. Smoke envelops the entire palate, but doesn’t take over entirely (like any good support act) – heathery, wispy, almost slightly Campbeltown with its sense of murky pungency. In the mid to back palate, additional flavours – baked goods, surface cleaner and a sprinkle of freshly cut garden herbs.
    • Finish
      Medium to long and with more emphasis on sherried characteristics now – sugar dusted mix berries and just a hint of minerality.

  2. DerDennis! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The bottle has been open for a long time and in my opinion it has got better and better.
    Despite only 43% alcohol strength, this is a strong companion. Great nose, which is unfortunately only partially reflected in the taste. In fact, I discovered the smoke that many noticed in empty glass.
    Overall, a very decent standard.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet, citrus, oranges, grated lemon zest, vanilla, malt, a little clove, ginger, nutmeg, white pepper, strong fresh mint, lemongrass
    • Taste
      86 86
      tart honey, oily, tannins, pepper, oranges, nutty, unsweetened mint tea,
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium to long, orange peel, clear barrel, weak peppermint tea

  3. edhunter15 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    The use of sherry and bourbon barrels is reflected very harmoniously in the taste profile of this Benromachs. So the malt presents itself with sherry-typical fruit notes as well as with soft honey and dry wood flavors, which I would attribute to the Bourbon barrels. The subtle smoke completes the whisky in an elegant way, resulting in a nice standard with a pleasant price-performance ratio.
    • Nose
      At first, soft aromas of lightly spicy forest honey, soft beeswax, sweet caramel, subtle cocoa powder and some dry oak flow elegantly, followed closely by a pleasant light fruitiness (apricots, orange peel, ripe kiwi). Behind it, after a short time, a very restrained earthy smoke can be seen.
    • Taste
      The honey and the bright fruits are also on the tongue, making the first start very sweet. But the beeswax and a subtle and slightly bitter ash note characterize the taste.
    • Finish
      The finish looks amazingly earthy and mineral. In addition, the smoke comes to the fore with aromas of charcoal and burned matches.

  4. Ivynor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Nose slightly smoky, charred, especially on the fruit (fresh apple, plum), some almonds, slightly mineral.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Easy, clear, rather dry, always slightly charred, rather fine and melted, difficult to find precise aromas. Partly almonds, fresh plum, mineral ensemble. Well balanced. Vegetable traces at the end of the mouth.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Spicy finish, 43% long, on pepper and wood. Always a little plum.

  5. PX-Michl scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      75 75

  6. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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


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