Benromach 1998

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
20th Anniversary Bottling
Calculated age
19 years old
1st Fill Oak Casks
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
23 Apr 2018 11:59 am by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 353.34

42 × in wishlist

93 × member ratings

193 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 1998

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.10 points

  1. Achany scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    fruity, dark berries, hints of moldy wine cellar, some vanilla, some honey, some very fine spices, a bit oaky but just perfect. Is there a trace of peat? very gentle peat? finish is nice and fruty, long lasting. fine compex single malt! (WSZ18)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. K C Wong scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    First reaction: "jeez, how is this so expensive?"
    This feels like a rather generic modern sherry single cask that could be from Glendronach or wherever. It's not bad at all, in fact quite good, but it doesn't justify its price to me in any way.

    Tasted with Benromach 10yo 100° proof (85 pts.), Benromach 2006-2018 for Van Wees 59,2% (86), Benromach 2005-2014 Hermitage finish 45% (81), Benromach 30yo bot. 2011 (89) and Benromach 35yo bot. 2015 (89).
    • Nose
      Lots of chocolate and some jams (apricot? apple?). The sweetest whisky in the tasting lineup (see above). Sandalwood, vanilla, and dessert cakes by the dozen. Some rum chocolates and lipstick as well. With water, it gets spicier and more drying, as if the tannins are taking over. Tobacco and peaches, wet coffee grounds, dry barley, and a bit of grass.
    • Taste
      Spicy, with chocolate and lipstick, salt, leather, and butter. Water kicks up both the peat and the tannins, making it rougher and drier and not so much to my taste anymore.
    • Finish
      A little too sharp for me, even with water. The sherry carries it.

  4. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful fullness of the nose, shade of peat and camphor, evanescent smoke. We slept in the hay, surrounded by fruits, grapes, peaches, apricots, and of course a very sweet, almost honeyed vanilla. Land a little dry, grainy. Slight acidity, not quite ripe apple. Very nice balance. Very velvety on the palate, a touch of redcurrant, then the spices rise, and it goes on the pomegranate. Cloves. It's sweet. Woody reflections, including in the finish, quite long, caramel, cranberries. Cinnamon.

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 99 points Member Senior

    Plum-cinnamon mixture, heavenly.
    In addition, orange chocolate with oak.
    What was I drinking right now? This is an incredibly good, almost perfect whisky.

  6. nallacam scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Can you be disappointed and still give 90 points?
    In this case it is the case with me. It is a very good malt that brings everything with it. Power, spice and sweetness. But for me that certain something is missing, the tension that makes it an anniversary whisky and in particular justifies this price.

  7. Sjors scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. tondik85 scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  9. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    20 years, is it worth it?
    • Nose
      glue to the nostrils, then sensation of finer almonds, then smoke "light", very sweet, very ethereal!
      return vanilla, and fine sherry on cooked apples and a little caramelized
    • Taste
      a candy!!
      sweetness meringue, vanilla, creamy,
      sweet spices,
      the smoke, just like a line, which gives more character, more expression, we also have fruit cooked on the apple, the grapes are cooked
      back cocoa
    • Finish
      quite long, on these same aromas, with cooking spices and this fine smoke.


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