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Benromach 2009

Overall rating
86.66/100
votes
133
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

€ 69.49

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2009

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.66 points

  1. kaichai scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Nose 89
    Taste 90
    Finish 90
    Peat smoke, briny, sweet sherry, dark berries and an overwhelming chilli kick
    Excellent whisky.Benromach delivers again! If Campbeltown is yr favorite whisky region,this malt is an excellent alternative!

  2. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Now in the glass another, meanwhile old bottling of a Benromach. The whisky from 2009 was bottled about ten years old at cask strength with 58.8% vol. This whisky also shows itself in the glass in dark gold and with a medium viscosity.
    To say it right away: Wow! This is really big cinema and also a lot of great whisky for the called up price. I am very stunned.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Also fruity, smoky and juicy the first time you smell in, but a bit more harmonious than Batch 2. The second contact reveals a fine, almost salty marine smoke, notes of lemon, apricot, baked banana, ripe pineapple and warm biscuits. Again a hint of salmiak lozenges and a vibrant herbal note.
      The alcohol doesn't bother here either and is very well integrated. Compared to the bottling from 2008, I also perceive a stronger smoke note. The anticipation grows again!
    • Taste
      90 90
      The fruity-smoky character of the whisky continues on the palate, but Batch 1 is a bit more harmonious. I add water again and the smoke becomes soft and subdued again, almost like incense. Again pleasant sherry sweetness, ripe apricots and peaches, plus papaya and fried pineapple. The mint is gentler, but also gives the dram freshness, after which bananas and cocoa powder and milk chocolate hit the palate immediately. I like it again with a little water and recommend playing with concentration again.
    • Finish
      89 89
      In the finish, I see the Benromach medium to long, even after adding water. At first a pleasant freshness before the fruity side sets in, this time more with orange and guava. Again a slightly maritime note, then slowly very fine and fruity sweetness, ripe apricots, fried bananas and caramelized pineapple. Delicate!

  3. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
      Too sweet
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. ChrisE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  5. Sander79 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. turf scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Benromach one of my go to sippers

    This one is intriguing
    • Nose
      86 86
      smoke, medicinal, citrus
    • Taste
      90 90
      honeycombe, peat, spicy, strong
    • Finish
      89 89
      finish stands out, powerful , toffee, more smoke

  7. michaelkawka scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    N: orange peel with coffee, smoke, smoked meat, green apple, citrus, vanilla, honey, salty, sea, nut (?), Sulfur, rather dry, all very pleasant and smooth
    S: dark chocolate, peppery (barrel?), Smoke, honey, salt, acidic, sweet smoke, cereal
    F: sherry, dried fruit, dark chocolate, cereal
    Strongly built, concrete whisky

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Malthead19 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    - an extremely intense strong malt
    - a lot of oak and spice
    - not easy to drink, takes time and water!
    - good quality but definitely see the taste of the 10 year 100 ° proof more pleasant and better
    • Nose
      oW: very intense, strong, sweetish, honey, caramel, but the alcoholic strength is still clearly noticeable

      mW: wood / oak, malty, slightly sweet, caramel, subtle sherry, tobacco
    • Taste
      oW: very strong and intense, oak, vanilla, alcohol still very noticeable (a bit uncomfortable)

      mW: in spite of water still very intense strong character, a lot of oak, a lot of volume, but very little of the sherry aromas
    • Finish
      medium-long, strong, slightly burning finish; very long, dry, astringent aftertaste, extremely spicy and woody aromas

  10. schengel10 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Young (9-10 years old), impetuous, a little wild and already complex - matured in first fill ex bourbon and first fill sherry barrels - a great, very good whisky at a very fair price!
    [Color] amber
    • Nose
      Caramel, sweetness, sherry, dry smoke, smoked (Black Forest) ham, tobacco, spicy oak;
    • Taste
      with water: powerful / voluminous in the beginning, lots of sherry, oranges, grapes, sweetness, dry woody smoke, pepper, spice, a bit wild and yet also complex;
    • Finish
      good medium-long finish; Caramel and sweet sherry linger a long time;

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