Benromach 2010

Overall rating
86.29/100
votes
306
Whiskybase ID
WB127245
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peat Smoke
Vintage
2010
Bottled
22.11.2018
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
6500
Strength
59.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
8154801080
Barcode
5020613071049
Added on
09 mar 2019 9:57 am by old-smokey
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 61.50

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Whisky reviews for Benromach 2010

61 users have left 61 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.29 points.

  1. dandyman scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    A clash of young, heavily peated Benromach and a soaking wet, seasoned sherry cask. Completely over the top, very unbalanced and all over the place. The sulphurous and rubbery sherry off-notes don't help either.

    Simply exhausting to sip!

  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    COLOUR: amber (without dye)

    - since Benromach is a bit smoky anyway, this one falls
    especially "smoky" not sooo smoky
    - yes smoke is definitely present but not much more than
    with the normal (at least older) Benromach
    - better than the Cask Strength Batch 1 and 2
    • Nose
      Sherry, subtle smoke, oak, spices
    • Taste
      without water: spicy, smoky, sherry, becoming bitter ;

      mW: more pleasant, although still quite edgy, spicy, smoky, more subtly pronounced sherry
    • Finish
      long, smoky, spicy finish;
      long aftertaste

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    only about eight years old, cask strength, European oak, aromatic smoke....and just really good....
    [Color:] full amber/ copper;
    • Nose
      dark fruits, cherries, sherry, honey, spices, oak, smooth peat smoke;
    • Taste
      very powerful attack, fleshy, spicy, really tart oak, sweetness, sherry, dried fruit, aromatic peat smoke, dark chocolate - very complex;
    • Finish
      quite long finish, sherry, soft smoke and dark chocolate;

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2019.

    I quite like Benromach, and had already quite a few (15+) of their expressions and so far never had a bad one. Till now that is. Looking at the scores of others I really wonder if we had the same dram. But still on a second occasion it still was just not good at all in my book.

    too heavy on the sherry cask, with lots of burned and rubber notes. This with just an unpleasant smoke and citric acidity... it finished also too dry and bitter.
    • Nose
      78 78
      the nose is reasonable, but nothing extraordinary
    • Taste
      70 70
      totally out of balance and too dirty
    • Finish
      73 73
      oof... dry wood bitterness

  5. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    08/10/2021:
    Quality Benromach again, a good transition from a quiet aroma to a powerful taste. Surprisingly drinkable for the stated degree. Respect for the unique original style of the distillery.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Mineral, dusty, berries, noticeably closed, oak, sour peat, vanilla, smoke, ash, honey, sherry notes, dried apricots, citrus.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sour, berry, peat, smoke, pepper, sweet, citrus candied fruit.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoky sweet, warming, smoky, sour berry, citrus.

  6. peatbogger scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    A sample courtesy of karloff.
    I'm raising this in honor of the recently passed comedian Sean Lock, and I think it was quite suitable for the occasion.
    It is just as "in your face" unapologetic as he was.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Right off the bat you get the alc fumes telling you to go slow with this one.
      I think the peat has a slight overhand on the nose.
      Maybe because there are plenty of other things that normally follow, smoked ham and rubber. Although the rubber is not the tire tube type, it's more Wellingtons.
      But the dark fruits of sherry are also present, and it's quite sweet.
      I gave it a dab of water, maybe a few drops more than karloff recommend, and the peat resides a little and there is more wood, dark berries and espresso.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily thick arrival.
      Not as spicy as I would have thought, in small sips this is fully drinkable as is.
      Unlike the nose I think the sherry is in front on the palate.
      The peat arrives late as the spice builds a little.
      After adding water the spice cooled down rapidly and I feel there's more balance in the peat/sherry mix.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Fairly long, it sticks well.
      At first spice and peat, then a little dry sherry.
      Dies on a bed of sweet raspberries.
      One of few drams where I feel water extends the finish.
      It's all toned down a little, but sits around longer. Unfortunately the raspberries drowned.

  7. karloff scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    I've had the normal version of this and for that little extra I would go for this one because if you experiment with water it opens up in different ways. I didn't take it over six drops of water but each to their own.
    • Nose
      87 87
      This is rather meaty and fruity at the same time, like you have walked past the cooked meat counter then straight past the desserts.
      Ginger beer and herbs.
      With four drops of water I get more ginger and coffee.
      Six drops, plus two from the four,you get old leather and wood.
    • Taste
      88 88
      At 59.9% it is drinkable but only to the seasoned drinker.
      Looking at how dark this is it is obviously first fill.
      Quite thick and chewy.
      As far as the balance is concerned it's not bad for such a strength.
      With four drops of water it gives the spice a kick up the arse.
      With six drops the peat is more dominant.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is long and the peat is more dominant than the sherry notes and they both fade out quite nicely.
      With four drops of water the spice chases them off.
      With six drops it's a three horse finish.

  8. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Solid entry. The smoke is amplified in comparison to the normal Romachs which all have a few ppm. Works well, not off balance like a Balvenie Peat Week.

  9. Ed Radour scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

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

  10. dapoinbua scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    marmelade on the nose. the peat combined with the sherry sweetness is just amazing. this is the exact type of dram i love most.

  11. kaichai scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Nose: Leather,Chilli pepper,BBC beef,dried berries,cherries
    Taste:Chocolate,chilli,sand,lemon,cherry,peat
    Finish:Leather,chilli,cocoa,sherry,oak,peat
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      warm smoke, leather, earth, orange, a little lemon, honey, dried herbs, old wood, dried fruits, in the background there could also be a few berries
    • Taste
      Herbs, leathery, dried fruits, lemon, nuts, a little honey, a touch of chocolate, pepper, a little ash

  13. Dogs2 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. elidiot scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    I won't repeat what other people already said better than I could anyway.
    I used to really like this one, loved the powerful association of sherry and peat and everything, but now I really don't know what I will do with the other half of the bottle... This is really too much... Caramel and cracked burnt matches, good until you're completely gutted.

  15. TsiAI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: Copper and golden smell. Nose: Leather, smoky, ground three fresh, stewed fruits, blueberry sauce, herbs, ofloxacin, peat, and the industrial feeling similar to the potion is a bit heavy, fermentation and the like Sour taste, there are some preserved fruits and cream after the cup wakes up.
    Taste Palate: soot, plant ash, potion, salt, reef, followed by dark berries, blackberry sauce, a little light cream and inferior black chocolate. The end is Chinese medicinal materials, some spices. Finish: Long, heavy, bitter bottom, artificial leather, black smoke and wine. Body: Medium-heavy, more oily and irritating

    Nose: 84/100
    Palate: 84/100
    Finish: 80/100
    Body: 88/100
    Overall: 84/100

  16. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is a shadow of the excellent cask strength releases. It’s still good whisky but I was left wanting more on the palate and finish after the nosing. ⁣
    • Nose
      Honey glazed meaty BBQ smoke that seems in line with the standard modern Benromach profile. Dirty, earthy peat with dried fruits. Vegetal notes along with rubber. Salted nuts.⁣
    • Taste
      Oily on the palate. Peppery spice and leather initially that transitions to a tart berry note. Followed by some BBQ smoke, tons of tannins, and sweet dried fruits. ⁣
    • Finish
      Sharp. Lots of rubber, vegetal notes, and burning wood for me. Bitter espresso aftertaste.⁣

  17. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Very subtle and soft smoke, bright red fruits, strawberries, dried raspberries, red apple, spicy pepper, some chocolate, vanilla, nuts, fresh citrus notes, nice, slightly sugary sweetness, spicy light wood
    • Taste
      87 87
      Spicy, citrus notes, very strong start, pepper, some chilli, some woody, burnt wood, some charcoal, the fruits are in the background, tart dark chocolate, intense black coffee
    • Finish
      86 86
      Clear tart smoke, spicy, slightly dry, red fruits, chocolate, tangy citrus notes, spicy light wood

  18. erwinnlim scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    An interesting twist on the classic Peat Smoke release. This is less peated than the classic at 34 ppm but with the addition of full term maturation in first fill sherry hogsheads. This has given this dram an addition of richness and spice. Value (£56) : 6/10
    • Nose
      Right out the bottle it gives a punch of chilli heat. Given a few minutes to settle, the nuances of the sherry maturation come forth. Red berries, cherries, some dried figs. An element of dark chocolate and orange peels as well. Roast coffee. Sweetness in the form of dark caramel and toffee. Pecans. For something with 'Peat Smoke' on the label, it's not as smoky up front as expected. However, I do get some notes of burnt rubber and the some honey-glazed barbecued meats. Some herbal thyme and dried tobacco as well. Given the influence of peat and sherry, the heavy, industrial spirit character of Benromach is not lost in this dram and keeps it from just being a simple sherry bomb.
    • Taste
      Thick and oily mouthfeel. Sweet and spicy upfront. The honey glazed meats definitely taking centre-stage along with red chillies. A layer of peat smoke covers the palate. More burnt rubber, barbecued meats, earth and creosote. Cherry syrup with strawberry and rhubarb jam. Toffee and burnt caramel sweetness. Again the heavy spirit character cuts through. Some bitter cocoa and orange peels.
    • Finish
      Quite fruity on the finish, I find more berries here than on the palate. The smoke has also subsided and is just a whisper of ash now. Less industrial characters. More toffee sweetness. Still spicy with black pepper and chillies. More dark chocolate.

  19. the_muskox scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasty stuff! I feel like I’ve been drinking a lot of oloroso+peat whiskies lately, which isn’t a coincidence as I’m enjoying that flavor profile lately. This whisky is another capable contender in this flavor category – it’s got the savoury earthy notes, the rich peat, nice sherry sweetness and funk, and a credible amount of complexity. The main thing detracting from the experience is the finish. It’s not bad per se, it’s just an enormous honey bomb. Like, it tastes like some tea that you added way too much honey too. The whole dram does stay a bit on the sweet side, but is otherwise quite balanced. Great thick texture too.

    Nose: Earthy peat smoke and dry, funky sherry. Lots of plum, raisin, and orange. Spicy ginger and chipotle. Some savoury elements too: black olives and mushrooms. Earthy notes of cooked vegetables, cumin, and rotting wood. Dark malt, chocolate-covered sponge toffee, brown sugar, honey and candied nuts. A little bit of molasses even.

    Palate: Thick texture. Tart fruit up front, followed by heavy peat smoke, then savoury, then finally sweetness. Wine gums, black pepper, kalamata olives, maple syrup, coffee, and some grilled pineapple. Some vanilla and coconut, then lemon tea. Sweet oily peat smoke, with cedar and some subtle medicinal notes. Lots of caramelized mushrooms, even some caramelized onions, followed by crisp ginger, tobacco, and red apples.
    A few drops of water turned up the oiliness of the mouthfeel and intensified the peaty and tropical notes.

    Finish: Earthy-sweet. Red apple, orange, dried fruit leather, and honey. Lots more baking spice, as well as black pepper. Some honey-sweetened Earl Grey too. Lingering light smoke, honey, pepper, and ginger. French onion soup?

  20. Captain Teague scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    The nose starts good - sweet, herbal cinnemon, rosemary, sweet plums and cherry, a muffiness some sulfur :( . Mouth: First sweet and fruity grapes ? then instantly Sour Lemon, pickles salty, ash leather...pepper alc? i add some more water and bäää intense burned plastik taste in the nose and taste idk if its me but this sucks now - i think i need some laphroaig 10 CS to get that ugly taste out of my mouth...Still neat with some very few drops of water its ok - but not more. I rated this very high when I tried it initially...blinded by the really good ( when neat) nose..but after having it some months later - happy for the people who don't sense the plastic guess it's still nice then don't get me wrong I'm a fan of dirty Whiskys with a slight burned rubber touch but here especially together with the sharp alcoholic taste ( you just don't get that from the islands)it hit me like biting in a burned piece of cheap Chinese plastic. For me Benromach is out for the next years. I
    • Nose
      87 87
      Neat -with maybe few drops of water a great nose. With more water still ok
    • Taste
      65 65
      Neat fine with more water igittt / if this was presented at 40% this would be reallly low score
    • Finish
      65 65

  21. Kot1975 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Unbalanced whisky...
    Sherry, sherry,sherry.

  22. HW74 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This malt takes time, or: with this malt, I need time to read it. Typical Benromach, but with more strength. Fine.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  23. WhiskyBlood scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  24. The_Independent scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet sherry, spicy, very subtle wood smoke, sawn wood, herbs, some fresh soap. Water makes it rounder and fresher.
    • Taste
      85 85
      A lot of water is needed to tame the rough alcohol. Then very sweet, spicy, with light wood smoke and ash.
      I can't find rubber.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Fruity sherry, spicy smoke and then becoming increasingly bitter - liquorice, espresso and some ashes again. Overall quite long.

  25. Numwierum scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Smell: Intense sherry aromas, raisins and other dried fruits, a little nut and a slightly herbal note. Smoke can be heard, but rather reserved, the alcohol is quite dominant.
    Taste: Very dry, red berries, raisins, liquorice root, a little nut, with a strong smoke that reminiscent of burnt gum.
    Finish: - leather, strong oak flavor, the smoke turns into cold ash.
    Very special, there are bad marks, but it is not uncomfortable.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  26. AnnEm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: campfire-smoky, leather, dark-fruity-wine-grape, barrel seasoning, sherry, chocolate, very appealing.

    Mouth: fruity-sweet-smoky-creamy - these basic aromas are very well balanced, smooth and velvety, chocolate.

    Finish: chocolate, nutty, smoky, steamed fruity

    Conclusion: not complex, but the aromas it brings are very harmonious and aromatic from the nose to the finish, appeals to me very much. A great young malt.

  27. dominikbraun scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very striking with some rough edges. This whisky is not really suitable for easy drinking and you have to like the style. I personally can do something with it, but would not spend more than the currently called price of € 75 on it.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    Hot and spicy, nice sherry on the palate but goes away rather quickly. Not much to this. kinda harsh on the backend.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  29. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very unusual Auchentoshan that is not recognized blindly. An interesting experience.
    • Nose
      Fire smoke and the associated matches. Then the alcohol rises, rather discreetly. Something fresh, salty, maritime resonates all the time. After 2 minutes of intensive inhalation, something sweet comes through: maple syrup, forest honey, cough syrup. The smoke and sulfur recede. If you smell it for a very long time you can see a little liquorice, then Werther's real caramel candies. At some point you also get cider notes.
    • Taste
      Smoke, candied cocktail cherries, a little musty, which could indicate a red wine finish, then wood and salt liquorice.
    • Finish
      Long. The smoke turns into cold ashes and stays, stays, stays.

  30. mattheww scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  31. JimJaws scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Benromach just keeps getting better. Too bad that there are only 6500 bottles. The Benromach was with us Whisky of the month in the pub, after which he was gone in no time, I had to order another bottle. Smoke and sherry are well combined here. Ultimately, it's also a matter of taste.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  32. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A little comparison:
    Benromach 10 - 15 - 100 ° Proof - Peat Smoke 10/18

    Benromach 10, 43% WID: 56765

    Subtle smoke, a hint of sherry fruit, but somewhat muted, slightly acidic, bitter, but also always sweet. The smoke goes in an earthy direction.
    In the mouth tart and spicy and fruity notes, tobacco notes, new leather, fruity sweet and earthy smoke.
    In the finish it remains sweet and tart.

    It is delicious, but could use more%.

    Benromach 15, 43% WID: 68235

    Overall looks darker than the 10. The fruits, the sweetness, here probably more sherry influence, also bitter, the smoke even further in the background. I like the spicy-tart notes, leather, dry sherry.
    A similar picture can also be seen in terms of taste. Tasty tart-spicy-sweet, cocoa / dark chocolate, behind the earthy smoke is still apparent.
    The finish is long and tasty and characterized by the bitter notes.

    He could also use more%. I like it a bit better than the 10, the "darker" tart sweetness tastes very good here.

    Benromach 10 100 ° Proof, 57% WID: 58640

    Corresponding to the higher alcohol content, the clearly more intense aroma is first noticed. Somehow it seems like a mean of 10 and 15. The smoke is there again, the fruits a little lighter than before.
    Wow, a completely different story in your mouth! Strong, dirty, the earthy smoke slightly musty, the leather and tobacco notes stronger, bitter sweetness and also hangs on the palate for a long time.

    I don't know exactly whether I think it is better than the 15, I liked it very much .. maybe a little bit because it is stronger and dirtier and it is fun on the palate.

    Benromach Peat Smoke 10/18, 59.9% WID: 127245

    First not peat smoke, but nice red fruits, very sweet, then a full, rich smoke, vanilla notes, but above all sherry influence.
    Also on the palate, especially sherry (it can of course also be the case that the previous candidates have already taken some smoke sensitivity) but there is definitely the smoke, if not as concise as the name might suggest. The high alcohol content seems to me to be quite well integrated.
    Delicious fruity end of the series.

  33. Furosin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A drinkable but somewhat unbalanced malt, the play of smoke and alcohol content doesn't really harmonize for me. The complexity is missing, he still looks young. Water is good for him ... on the nose, the smoke moves a little into the background, on the palate it appears rounder and fruity. He benefits greatly from the addition of water and is much more pleasant
    • Nose
      85 85
      of course smoke, for me it goes towards smoked ham with campfire smoke. In the background a spicy herbal note comes through, which comes to the fore over time. Sherry, dark fruits (blackberries), malt, chocolate.
    • Taste
      86 86
      oily-smoky onset, pepper, spicy tingling smoke, chocolate. Alcohol comes to the fore and in my opinion could be better integrated. A spicy fruit cocktail dominates, which is also accompanied by maritime notes.
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium length, chocolate, oak, slightly bitter, dry.

  34. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Closed and extreme benromach, but good of course.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherry, honey, barbecue, apple, earth and chili.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Powerful and oily. Peat and smoke, cocoa, dry wood, pepper, orange peel, sherry and rubber.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, bittersweet, spicy, oaky.

  35. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  36. HammerHead scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Based on some of the comments here I expected a terrible whisky, but it's sort of ok. On the other hand it isn't very spectacular either. It's also still around €70, which is a ridiculous amount of money for such an average whisky.

    Edit april '21: this bottle has been open for 1.5 years with still one third left, but it's going down hill fast right now (and it wasn't much to begin with). Taste and finish are sulphury, very sharp and extremely dry at this point. Initially I scored it 80, currently it's struggling for 75 (77 as an average).
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sherry sweetness, dried fruits, quite meaty and nutty with salted peanut and macadamia. Also some smoke and spiciness, but way less than expected. In the background there's something rubbery, though nothing too extreme.
    • Taste
      74 74
      The peat smoke becomes a bit more pronounced, which is a good thing. However, the weird rubber note also starts shifting to the front, almost like chewing a bicycle tube. A high abv, so very spicy and tasting a bit too rough and young; it needs (lots of) water.
      Still, the sherry notes remain somewhat vague and the peppery spiciness very dominant. To me this clearly is the weakest part of this whisky.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Long and incredibly drying with an alcoholic feel to it: a swift syrupy sweetness, chili peppers and some rubbery liquorice, espresso and toasted wood notes.

  37. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    This is an amazing sherry peat whisky. When i was at @benromach a few weeks back the shop staff said there where more off this peated sherry casks in the warehouse. They just loved this and found this one off the best benromachs. So we can expect some more batches..
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smoke, caramel, fudge, PEAT and SHERRY! Next to the 15y old less raw, more straight forward notes, less sweeter, with water also some brown sugar, like making spare ribs marinade, then after soaking put it on the bbq. hmmmm.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peat, balsamic, leather, sherryoak, oily, dry and not sweet like px casks so my guess oloroso cask.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Peppery dry, bbq notes, salt, sulphur and band aids.

  38. detachedblue scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat and sherry, modern style, new oak, raisins and plums, new oak spices, more matured notes such as iodine, ink, seashells.
    • Taste
      Hot and spicey, oily sherry, plums, super tannic, camphor and mints, furniture polish, very very sour, leather. Sea water.
    • Finish
      Medium, young peat, very smoky.

  39. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  40. dramspotter scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Blind mystery tasting. Decent value for money but I found it a little brash myself.
    • Nose
      definitely strong, artificial notes, coastal smoke - peat and floral notes - maybe first fill sherry
    • Taste
      sharp, young and rough but with further sips it starts to find itself
    • Finish
      medium+; quote a charred note and very tannic in the end

  41. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  42. Mathijsniehaus scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Like licking an old leather sofa which has been in a smokey area for ages. Just the way I like it.

  43. mer1973 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  44. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    Pretty heavy whisky, it is interesting to taste but it is unlikely to drink a bottle (86)
    • Nose
      Peat, tablets, strawberry jam, leather ... varnished wood, orange, tobacco (22)
    • Taste
      Dry, Wine, Tablets & Leather (21)
    • Finish
      The finish is sharp, dried fruit, leather, tobacco, bitter orange peel, raw dough and toothpaste, tablet peat (22)

  45. Whiskychap scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Benromach, peat and sherry. Do we even need tasting notes?
    • Nose
      Cream, red berries, sherry notes borderlining to port, Liqurice, burnt out fireplace, Pepper and some alcohol, toffee.
    • Taste
      Sweet and rich, smoke and sherry, Burnt rubber with red berries, eucalyptus drops. a sweetness, slightly dry with some pepper/ mild chili and orange peel.
    • Finish
      Lighly toasted oak, peat and sweet sherry

      A little water calmed it down and rounded of some of it`s edges.

      N: 23:
      P: 23
      F: 22
      Overall: 22

  46. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a nice whisky, where surprisingly not only the sherry is in charge. The fire is still very noticeable. I like that. Ansonten but it is rather a more direct malt, yummy, but today at least he does not tempt me to taste flavor.
    • Nose
      Sweet, sticky, sherry, peat smoke, clearly, but not too violent, one senses the typical Benromach smoke profile, fruity, also citrus, juniper, slightly sour, barbecue sauce. The sherry impresses clearly, but does not stick to the malt. The longer you smell, the more reserved the sherry in the overall profile. With water, the nose does not change much, rather less meaningful.
    • Taste
      Pure edible, if strong, here are tart oak notes, sweet, slightly musty sherry and subtle peat. In the end, water does well and makes the malt more harmonious, even if it continues to be delicious, but only with oak, peat, sherry and citrus.
    • Finish
      sweet sherry, bitter oak and a shovel of peat.

  47. toklian scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N22 P22 F22 B22

  48. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  49. JacobaEd scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      70 70

  50. MikerG2k scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      76 76

  51. Dagobert scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  52. Whiskydudes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Dissapointing dram, reminds me of the undrinkable Finlaggan CS from a few years ago. Both nose and taste is very spiritual, like a new make. Cask influence is minimal. To be honest this is not worth pouring a dram, barely drinkable. Scoring this above 80 is impossible, even for a newbie, this is just not good.

  53. Bam scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The alcohol is very badly involved here, and dominates both nose and on the palate. Beautiful berry notes come through with water. Too dry for my taste. Very strong aromas, but especially on the palate very one-dimensional.
    • Nose
      As expected first smoke and sherry, the smoke is warm, towards BBQ. The sherry brings along red berries, slightly sour, black cherries and currants. Brown sugar. Some umami is there, reminiscent of grilled chicken. Cocoa powder and old leather. Clear herbal note. Even diluted significantly, the alcohol is always unpleasant.
    • Taste
      Dry onset, dried berries, but without sweetness, some smoke, and again herbs.
    • Finish
      Short finish. The smoke and the oak combine to an unpleasant bitter note. Espresso.

  54. Rowald Sweet Empire scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Full phatty powered oloroso matured whisky with a typical Speyside peat. It has a bit of Springbankesque funk (rubber/earthy) but I love it. Another piece of proof that Benromach works so well with sherry.

  55. rpvdwel scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  56. SweetlakeHP scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Okay, a cask strength peat/sherry combination. Count me in. I see high reviews and people tell me it's a must have.

    Nose

    60
    The nose is intense. Peppers with some nuts. The sherry is there. A bit of peat but not much else. I expexted some more layers.

    Taste

    60
    Bleggghh..I've jus ate a car tire wrapped in a well used leather schoolbag. Hideous!

    Finish

    60
    I don't know what to write. Too much burned rubber. Too much wood. It's a total disaster!
    The nose was promising at first but it's all downhill from there.

  57. Falnor scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    This should be stellar. I really love Benromach and with a peat/ sherry combination at cask strength what else can you ask for?
    Very popular, but still I could try this on two different occasions and both of them had the same outcome.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Right in your face, full flavoured and intense nose. Hot chilli peppers with red apple skins and some walnuts. Lots of dry sherry notes but it lacks depth and fruit. it's more a meaty and wood driven kind. Toffee and dark coffee. A lovely integrated earthy peat.
    • Taste
      73 73
      Oh no! This is just not good. Tar and burned rubber with lots of dry wood. Sawdust, pencil shavings and that in your face scent when you enter a woodshop.
      Sour lemon skin and dried up forest fruit is the best I get that serves as fruit. Leather, grinded coffee beans and vinegar.
    • Finish
      71 71
      Even further from what I hoped it would be. Too much wood, burned caramel, some dusty leather sofas and dried fruit.
      This is a horrible cask! Nothing like the sherry casks of old. No, this is more like a wine treated butt. The colour looks like sherry, but the taste is that from 3 months of sherry coating instead of years of seasoned sherry.

  58. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Leather, rum raisins, and a hint of rubber. Strangely enough, I don't smell much in it anymore. Given the alcohol percentage, the nose is not overwhelming.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Red fruit, hint of sherry, smoke, oak. Excellent for drinking on almost 60% ABV. I must say that I had expected more intense flavors beforehand, more sherry and more fruit would have liked, a bit boring ..?
    • Finish
      87 87
      Deliciously salty in the finish, leather, BBQ smoke, burnt meat. Sweet tones remain absent from me at the finish.

  59. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very rustic peat, reminiscent of burnt hay. The sherry then rises, a fairly gourmet sherry, more on apricot and dried fruits. Thick smoke. Lingonberries. Woody influence. Small tangy side. With water, the nose expands. Slightly acid on the palate, and at the same time sweet, the spices rise, but behind the light raspberry persists. Finally the finish, violent but not so long, spicy and woody. She slowly passed out, leaving a shadow of white plum.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/06/benromach-2010-peat-smoke.html
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  60. Hvdree scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      71 71

  61. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    As good, or maybe even better than I hoped. Peat and sherry is a proven combination, although not always executed well. That is not the case here. Once word gets out, I've no doubt that this'll fly of the shelves.
    • Nose
      Oh man, this is rather enticing. Plenty of dry sherry notes, with a good amount of dried red fruits, as well as cherry syrup. But then there's this honey-glazed, meaty, barbecue-esque peat smoke that beautifully cuts through, accompanied by a hint of rubber, which may sounds unattractive, but really does work for me. Great balance.
    • Taste
      Unmistakably Benromach, but sort of on steroids. The earthy peat and furniture polish work great with the dried red fruit, as well as the meaty barbecue smoke. Slightly syrupy and somewhat oily, with a hint of dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Lingering barbecue smoke and soft chocolate. Long.

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