- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Cask Strength
- Calculated age
- 10 years old
- Bourbon & First fill Sherry Oak Casks
- Batch 1
- 58.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 14 Sep 2019 2:10 pm by Tijmen
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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2009
19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.25 points
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Very long and dry smoky. An oily sweetness also swims along. Matching bitterness and especially marzipan.
- Seems more than a year younger than the 2008 edition. Thinner than that one, not as sticky. It's definitely a good one though.
Cherry, barley, gingerbread, peat, minerals, smoked ham, caramel and a whiff of tobacco. An oakiness which appears a bit like virgin oak.
Peppery, oaky. Peat, cranberry, apple, blackberry and malt. It can't handle water very well, the profile is too thin for that.
Peat, cranberry, gingerbread, caramel, salami and curry.
- tasted at a Gordon and MacPhail tasting in Rijswijk january 2020
smokey, spirity, rubber, post bands, smoked pork, red fruit, red lemonade, raspberry. quite intense
smokey, small acidic side tone, red fruit, something astringent, lemon peel, bit bitter, rubber, slighty meaty, hard on the alcohol, dark chocolate. Some water makes it much better
rubber, smokey, short, except for the rubber mouthfeel, dark chocolate, bitter. nope, not fond of this one