Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Scott's Selection (Sc)
Oak Wood
58.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Mar 2010 8:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 72.00

4 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 1978 Sc

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2016]  I do believe.....in bottle maturation - as I do not remember this whisky was as delicious when I bought it back in 1999.  Obviously it has further improved in the bottle during the last 17 years - or my memory has gone bad.

    The same seems to be true for very young blends (aged 3 or 5 years) bottled back in the sixties or seventies - they are almost all superb and I do not think they were all such excellent when bottled decades ago (in such a case the whisky industry would have a major quality problem today).  No, it is rather likely that the different ingredients and aromas (e.g., esther) do combine and balance each other over the course of decades.  This is why I rate this bottling significantly higher today than years ago (I just opened another bottle out of my stock for curiosity).

    If you do not believe in bottle maturation here's another explanation option:  Given all the modern style "designed" whiskies of today these old style drams are simply more distinctive / enjoyable these days compared to a time when all whiskies were "old stylish".  Your choice...  BTW, I bought this bottle for 67 Euro in September 2011.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not completely what I hoped for. Definitely an older style whisky, but I'm not 100 percent sure this sample comes from a bottle that has always been stored in the right conditions.
    • Nose
      Gentle and probably not the most complex, yet well-integrated. Fruity. Melon, pear and white grapes, but there's a thin layer of paraffin and menthol too.
    • Taste
      Good malty and sugary arrival, with some soft spices like pepper and cinnamon. A little Old Bottle Effect, slightly metallic. A hint of vanilla, as well as burlap, and even a whiff of menthol again. Surprisingly gentle given its high abv.
    • Finish
      Lingering oak and menthol, as well as leather and tobacco leaves. Medium in length.

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Skiddilly scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky with a brilliant nose. Awesome pineapple and peachy hints. Adding water completely flattens the dram, so watch yourself with water!

  5. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Oldschool whisky with al lot of fruit, fruit and fruit, very good!
    Please do not adding water.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91


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