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Benromach 2009

Overall rating
84.25/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB171522
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peat Smoke
Vintage
2009
Bottled
23.09.2020
Casktype
1st fill Bourbon barrels
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613068148
Added on
04 dec 2020 8:39 pm by Likudi

Average value

€ 52.25

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2009

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.25 points

  1. 2ndSip scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    ashy-smoky on the nose with a hint of heather. Behind it are bright yellow and green fruits as well as a slight sweetness and citrus notes.
    The taste has its own character of ashy, slightly sweet smoke - very different from what you know from Islay. And above all, more spice than you think.
    Twist from the peppery spice in contrast to the light fruit on the nose - I think it's really well done.
    [86 - 82 = good whisky -> get a second bottle? Maybe ...] with a tendency to the next better level for me.
    • Nose
      88 88
      initially ashy smoke, which also has a certain fruity sweetness in it.
      Behind the smoke there is a citrus, lime and orange note, which is not superficially sour, but rather drifts into sweetness, although there is a slightly sour note.
      Oak seasoning is added and brings some nutmeg with it. Somehow "green" moments can also be felt: stacked, mossy wood on the forest floor.
      The rather ashy smoke subsides and opens up to honey, vanilla and a little caramel. But I always have the feeling that I smell some burnt heather, similar to the Highland Park character.
      Furthermore bright fruits of green apple and fresh pear; there is also a ripe kiwi.
    • Taste
      86 86
      tannic seasoning, peppery start - and yet not really (alcohol) hot; the spice then settles on the tongue.
      Dry, darker notes than on the nose. Slightly ashy notes of a campfire that has been thrown heather and has something flowery / sweet with it. The smoke comes rather delayed.
      Pepper and seasoning stay on the tongue. An orange note follows with a delay.
      Second sip: still spicy, nutmeg and pepper come through well. Some fruit, but not nearly as intense as on the nose.
      Still ashy smoke. Dark chocolate, roasted nuts.
      The tongue looks coated.
    • Finish
      85 85
      quite a long finish. The ashy smoke lasts forever. The spices of pepper and nutmeg remain in addition to the oak spice for a long time.
      Tobacco and leather association when exhaling through the nose.

  2. grinface scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I can understand the name. Contrasts are definitely there. But I don't know if these are the right contrasts for me. And Peat Smoke might be a little too optimistic. Especially when you look at the phenol level. This is roughly equivalent to Port Charlotte and has nothing to do with it!

    Full review, in a tasting session with two partners and five Benromach: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/04/21/eine-benromach-session/

  3. SherryPeathead scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  4. elipszis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      soaked wood
      peaty
      salty
      perfume
      vanilla
      lime-lemon
      leaf
    • Taste
      83 83
      salted caramel
      woody
      lime-lemon
      raw
      powerful
      sweet earth
    • Finish
      84 84
      sweet peat
      powerful
      salty
      raw
      medium long finish

  5. Sporx scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Dry smoke, honey sweetness, citrus notes, woody spice

    taste
    Sweet smoke. Citrus, ginger spiciness, wood spice

    finish
    Medium length, pepper, fading, wood spice, tends to be bitter

    From 82 to 84 5.5.22 probably 2021 version

  6. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    1663) Benromach, Contrasts: Peat Smoke, 2009/2020
    • Nose
      N- Medicinal, rubbery and candy dash from the starting line, winding up to Asian soyed fish sauce and also drawn on heavy ashy-ness. Lightened up to sweet and warm barley wort in a cast iron tun, whiff of rust and mineral? Go deep for herbs of dills and thyme. Harboring quite some coastally characters, not quite umami but surely savoury. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Candylicious with presents of salty medicinal and iodine notes. Savoury pie crust with dried cranberry and mandarin peels. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Almost to medium long, dry and chewy, subtle caramel, solid with plenty of savoury peat to go with it. (86/20)

      B/B- 87/21 Spinning inland Speyside-r, that can confused as a coastal distillery.

      Weighted Rate- 82pt

  8. MADKARMA scored this whisky 49 points Newbie

    Raisins or machine oil. Undecided. One thing is or sure, it's not peaty or smoky. Expensive for what it is.

  9. YD84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A more refined and layered version of the 2018 bottling from the same vintage. More tropical fruits and spices on the nose and palate, so the peat - while definitely present - does not overwhelm. It can take a fair bit of water too, which brings out more of those tropical fruit notes. Makes me want to seek out more boubon cask Benromach bottlings. Excellent whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. besar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  11. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I like the Benromachs with a sherry influence better. But this one is also interesting.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Dry fire smoke. Behind it lemon sorbet, honey, green apple and pear. Freshly sawn young wood, a slight herbal note.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Peat smoke and ashes, filling the mouth. Lemon. White pepper. Green apple, unripe pear. Vanilla. Oak seasoning.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Ash, pepper, fading fruit notes, oak spiciness. Medium length.

  12. Joschbert scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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