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Benromach 2008

Overall rating
88.83/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
172371
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
German Selection by Schlumberger
Vintage
10.11.2008
Bottled
03.09.2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
850
Number of bottles
292
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Schlumberger - 6th Edition
Added on
17 Dec 2020 5:22 pm by KWCGery
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 94.90

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2008

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.83 points

  1. AnnEm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Freshly opened. He makes a very good first impression.

    With enough air, I find the nose very dignified. Dark, tart fruits (plums and cherries), a slightly sour, fragrant sherry influence that does not appear superimposed, a slightly resinous, waxy impression, and dark mint chocolate. New leather jacket. Far in the background Danish smoked salt. For me, the European oak is quite present in the mouth, giving it a concise nutty-herbaceous spiciness in my perception. The wood influence is wonderfully integrated and does not kill the distillate in any way. The malt has a certain elegance with a full, malty body. In the finish, aromatic dark cherries and plums come to the fore again. Fancy!

  2. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great dram. The alcohol is well integrated, the sherry barrel has left very intense sweet fruit notes with a very delicate, tart touch. Brilliant!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Intense sweet cherries, caramel, juicy rum-raisins, chocolate, burnt sugar, sweet red fruits, Mon Chéri, light berries, strawberry jam, very pleasant sweet and slightly tart spicy notes, vanilla cream, light pastry notes in the background.

      That's what I call a sweet and fruity sherry influence!
    • Taste
      89 89
      Wonderful sweet red fruits, strong caramel, cherries, intense burnt sugar, chocolate cake, rum and raisins, red jam, Mon Chéri, sugar syrup, vanilla cream, roasted coffee, pleasantly spicy notes from the wood.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very pleasantly tart, some chocolate, slightly spicy wood. The sweetness increasingly fades over time, what remains are lightly toasted, caramel-like and delicately tart wood aromas.

  3. daverdaz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A really nice Benromach for the elderly! It can take a few drops of water, then it will be nice and nutty and herbaceous. From the framework data, that would not have been my loot scheme. So I'm really pleasantly surprised. Thanks to Olaf vom Whiskyhort for the sample :-)))

  4. Jack McClane scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    In the nose a classic Jerez fragrance featuring raisins, caramel, soaked cherries demarara sugar and warm chocolate pie
    .
    On the palate red fruits, dried figs, roasted coffee, a bit umami soy sauce dark rum and burned caramel - absolutely stunning!
    .
    The finish lingers with notes of milk chocolate, roasted almonds, delicate wood influence and dried plums. Simply a Great bang for buck!

  5. dominikbraun scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Candied red fruits, raisins - the rum raisins mentioned by Lukas_Kiene go perfectly, Mon Chérie, very creamy and waxy with water, berry jam, vanilla pods, dark chocolate, raspberry tartlets. A dream that reminds me of the characteristics of a Marsala barrel.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Unbelievably powerful, sparkling, berry compote, jam, intense chocolate, slightly dry fruits and tobacco, cherries, Black Forest cake and a good portion of spices.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Espresso, dry red fruits, pepper, largely the same as the notes in taste.

  6. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  7. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Sherry, sweetness, chocolate, red fruits, cherry, caramel, oak
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweetness, caramel, red fruits, raisin, chocolate, vanilla
    • Finish
      90 90
      Sweetness, chocolate, oak, medium length

  8. whiskytornado scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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