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Benromach 2007

Overall rating
87.10/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB149753
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Exclusive Single Cask
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2019
Calculated age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
335
Number of bottles
206
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Hocksheads
Market
de Germany
Added on
23 Feb 2020 9:59 pm by DerSchreckliche
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 83.51

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2007

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.10 points

  1. DocF scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Blindspot 72 by ... tadaa: @Ed_Radour. That would be a smoker, at first badly smelly with bitumen, cowshed and what felt like a little sulfur, after a little air everything dissolves in pleasure, round, not ashy, tree sap, balm, soot, fresh tar, vanilla, banana bread. Also here for sure> 50%. As you know, Islay is not my area of expertise and I am sure that I have had the sample longer than it is out of here: Unnamed Islay 28 Signatory [179624] A little ashier with water. Green simmering branches. Delicious stuff, 90 points.
    [...]
    At Benromach, of course, you've got the right one and I've wanted to try the bottling for a long time. Interestingly, it has the same smoke notes, which are strong for Benromach conditions, such as this one here: [115333]. The 8cl whisky beforehand will have had its share, but it comes across as older and more dignified than the 9yo: lol: I find it strange at Benromach that their top distillate is ironed over with vanilla, coconut and banana even for single tasks, it fits here but.

  2. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    My first pure bourbon benromach - exciting! Until now everyone I've tried had sherry at least in Vatting.
    The first-fill bourbon barrels contribute a strong and for Benromach unusual sweetness that is not found in the rather tart and dry core range bottlings. The barrel quality has a positive effect on the palate: even after prolonged chewing, the malt still releases new (wood-based) facets that range from creamy to spicy.
    • Nose
      First smoke, vanilla, and clearly pungent alcohol. Behind it actually pineapple and sweet, ripe citrus fruit - maybe clementine. At first, I don't really enjoy smelling it undiluted because it keeps pinching my nose.
      It becomes more pleasant with more time in the glass. The smoke now becomes more complex and takes on a slightly dirty barn note.
    • Taste
      Extremely sweet when undiluted, with rapidly increasing, but well-defined wood spiciness in the middle. Creamy / oily and spicy / peppery at the same time. A bit brute, but still very good.
      Still ginger-sharp and tingling with water, now a darker, sooty to charred side comes out (charcoal?).
      I don't find it really fruity on the palate. With a lot of goodwill, I could guess vague citrus notes and perhaps an even more distant hint of tropical fruit.
    • Finish
      Smoke, citrus, vanilla. Slightly salty and tart rather than sweet at the back. Very long; covers the entire oral cavity with an oily film.

  4. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  5. butt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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