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Benromach 2009

Overall rating
86.76/100
votes
104
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
2009
Bottled
29.05.2019
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & First fill Sherry Oak Casks
Casknumber
Batch 1
Strength
58.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
29/05/19
Barcode
5020613073821
Added on
14 Sep 2019 2:10 pm by Tijmen
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 61.16

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2009

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.76 points

  1. Igitor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. rpvdwel scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Where I think the standard Benromach 10yo is one of the best (and stable) Bang for your bucks out there, I had a rather disappointing first experience with their CS batches at potstill Amersfoort 2018. In my opinion the peated influence was simply to big for my taste. But since I think highly of most Benromach’s bottlings I wanted to give their CS range another shot so I ordered a sample.
    • Nose
      Speaking about an arrival. This is heavy stuff. This has a very smokey profile. initially the peat dominates. After it eases down a bit I get a very meaty character in the sense of smoked seasoned beef. Besides that I get dried apricote, smoked raisins and smoked paprika powder.
    • Taste
      It has dry hints of burnt pepper. Smoked paprika powder comes back to me as well. Also I get grilled meat from a barbecue and then specifically the part you call ‘bark’ in the world of bbq (The crystallized sugars from the dry rubs and glace, combined with the smoked meat).
    • Finish
      Medium length. I would have thought it to be long since it has a strong peated and sherried profile but I find this surprisingly shorter then expected. Smoked paprika powder, smoked meat and burnt wood dominate the finish. The finish is not very complex, it’s a ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of experience.

      I am seriously doubting if I love this one or if I don’t. Somehow it got to me but at the same time I’m not convinced. I guess that says enough. It’s a good dram, it’s definitely tasteful, the quality is very high. I just don’t think it is completely my cup of tea. When taking the price difference with the regular 10yo in consideration, I would definitely go for the regular 10yo. That one has a better balance, complexity and is more multidimensional. This one is to much driven on smoke which I find a pitty since the Benromach character has a lot more to offer.

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Where I think the standard Benromach 10yo is one of the best (and stable) Bang for your bucks out there, I had a rather disappointing first experience with their CS batches at potstill Amersfoort 2018. In my opinion the peated influence was simply to big for my taste. But since I think highly of most Benromach’s bottlings I wanted to give their CS range another shot so I ordered a sample.
    • Nose
      Speaking about an arrival. This is heavy stuff. This has a very smokey profile. initially the peat dominates. After it eases down a bit I get a very meaty character in the sense of smoked seasoned beef. Besides that I get dried apricote, smoked raisins and smoked paprika powder.
    • Taste
      It has dry hints of burnt pepper. Smoked paprika powder comes back to me as well. Also I get grilled meat from a barbecue and then specifically the part you call ‘bark’ in the world of bbq (The crystallized sugars from the dry rubs and glace, combined with the smoked meat).
    • Finish
      Medium length. I would have thought it to be long since it has a strong peated and sherried profile but I find this surprisingly shorter then expected. Smoked paprika powder, smoked meat and burnt wood dominate the finish. The finish is not very complex, it’s a ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of experience. It ends a little to dry.

      I am seriously doubting if I love this one or if I don’t. Somehow it got to me but at the same time I’m not convinced. I guess that says enough. It’s a good dram, it’s definitely tasteful, the quality is very high. I just don’t think it is completely my cup of tea. When taking the price difference with the regular 10yo in consideration, I would definitely go for the regular 10yo. That one has a better balance, complexity and is more multidimensional. This one is to much driven on smoke which I find a pitty since the Benromach character has a lot more to offer.

  5. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. irreducible scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    This Benromach Cask Strength deserves all the compliments. One of my fastest consumed whiskies after opening the bottle, almost finished in less than 2 weeks.

    When I first tasted it, I felt like I was drinking the classic Benromach 10 yo with a little bit more matured in sherry casks and bottled at cask stregth.

    Sherry and red fruits combined with peat smoke, a good dry palate, long finish; this guy is really good and satisfying for a 10 yo whisky with a pricetag around €60.

  8. maurisso scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    87.99

  9. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I personally think Benromach is really great. In a direct comparison, I would prefer Batch 1 from 2009. Hit my nerve a little more. Both are really great.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Orange gold

      Nose:
      The first thing that comes towards me is a dry smoke note. In addition juniper and rancid fatiness. Dried lime and dusty sherry aromas. Some hay and malt in the background. I'll let it stand… with a little time in the glass, leather, rancid oil and a bit of asphalt steam will come. I mean to smell a pineapple behind it. With rosemary and a trace of chlorine.
    • Taste
      Peppery, smoky appearance. Beef jerky and the asphalt steam again. A smoky sweetness peels out. Gravy and juniper again. Dried herbs. There's something inside that tastes of rose hips. The alcohol is at the start. But it only pushes the aromas considerably and does not stand out excessively. Goes easily without water. You also get a nice massage on the chewing bar. Vanilla follows and brings a dry honey note. A hay taste spreads in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Very long and dry smoky. An oily sweetness also swims along. Matching bitterness and especially marzipan.

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Seems more than a year younger than the 2008 edition. Thinner than that one, not as sticky. It's definitely a good one though.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Cherry, barley, gingerbread, peat, minerals, smoked ham, caramel and a whiff of tobacco. An oakiness which appears a bit like virgin oak.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Peppery, oaky. Peat, cranberry, apple, blackberry and malt. It can't handle water very well, the profile is too thin for that.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Peat, cranberry, gingerbread, caramel, salami and curry.

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