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.