Benromach 2010 - Château Cissac

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
First Fill Bourbon & Château Cissac Bordeaux
Number of bottles
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Nov 2018 3:03 pm by thijs100

Average value

€ 58.62

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67 × member ratings

136 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2010 - Château Cissac

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.37 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Instead of dominating the spirit, the Château Cissac cask and the Benromach profile work really well together in this iteration. My favourite of the Wood Finish Series so far.
    • Nose
      Classic Benromach peat smoke and sweetness, with a barbecue-esque meatiness, accompanied by blueberries, plums and dark cherries. There's some soft notes of stewed pears in the background. Best of all—no sulphur at all. Excellent!
    • Taste
      A whiff of pepper with lingering smoke and soot, as well as fried bacon and milk chocolate. Not very fruity, yet there's a hint of maraschino cherries here.
    • Finish
      Lingering barbecue smoke, a touch of peat and some charred orange peel.

  2. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A hammer whisky from Benromach! The distillery character comes through well and the red wine finish has produced great aromas. Tip: The whisky can definitely take a good dose of oxygen in the bottle for a long time.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Citrus fruits, light smoke, nice sweetness, vanilla, fresh fruits, spicy, very slightly woody, slightly sweet chocolate, red fruits as light as a feather, spices and darker fruits appear over time
    • Taste
      86 86
      Chocolate, spicy, dark fruits, citrus, oak wood, tart, slightly bitter, subtle smoke, fresh red fruits
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoky, malty, sweet, spicy, minimally tart, you can guess hints of dry red wine, very long, woody

  3. Sporx scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Little smoke, dark fruits, dates, creamy strawberry candy, orange

    Oily, spicy wood, dirty, orange, some smoke, a little watery at times

    Mittelland to land, spicy, sweetish

  4. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A nice bottling of the Wood Finish series from Benromach. The different barrels complement each other very well. He is very mature for his age, but also quite youthfully wild on the tongue.

    • Nose
      A nice blend of bourbon and wine flavors. First come sweet, fresh citrus fruits like oranges and tangerines and caramel. As if a switch is flipped after a few seconds, the aroma becomes noticeably heavier. The wine brings some acidity, as well as black currants, blackberries and wine gums. A slightly cooling peat smoke comes through. The oak of the red wine barrels brings spicy notes of toasted sourdough bread and dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      It starts with fruity and sweet bourbon aromas of citrus fruits, peaches, caramel and vanilla, as well as light floral notes. In addition, there is a clear chili heat with tingling on the tip of the tongue. Similar to the nose, the mouthfeel then changes towards dark, sour berries and spicy oak notes. These are complemented by almond biscuits and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      The mouthfeel starts all over again. First the finish is sweet and fruity, then comes the oak with dark chocolate and peat smoke. The whole thing is pleasantly long and warming. The smoke and fruit remain at the end.

  5. YD84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    S 5
    The aroma on nose is subtle but clean. Pleasant palate, wood spice carried from palate to finish. Finish feels young and spicy.

    N 25
    - Intriguing wood fragrance
    - Sea salt
    - Lightly peated
    - Banana cake
    - Wild barriers

    P 24
    - Smoke started raising from the end of tongue
    - Overall quite malty and towards the sweet side

    F 23
    - Mid finish
    - Peat smoke lingering
    - Moderately spicy

  7. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    (Evaluated on a sample basis.)
    • Nose
    • Taste
      Alcohol. Grapes, boiled apricots and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Dry and slightly bitter. Grape tassel, citrus peel.

  8. glenrob scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    For about 8 years, Benromach has created an intense malt with a wine barrel finish!
    Compared to the previous year (WB-ID 101173) this is a bit rougher, not so finely tuned and sometimes slightly alcoholic!
    [Color] = gold;
    • Nose
      fruity (citrus fruits, raspberries), sweet, vinous, here alcohol on the nose; little smoke;
    • Taste
      powerful, lightly burning start, oily, sweet, heavy, red wine (bitter), no smoke (?), spices, really spicy oak;
    • Finish
      medium length, intense, now smoke, spice, oak again;

  10. Doktor_Gonzo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86


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