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Benromach 2008

Overall rating
88.78/100
votes
42
Whiskybase ID
WB172371
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
Market
de Germany
Added on
17 Dec 2020 5:22 pm by KWCGery
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 94.93

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2008

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.78 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. 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!

  4. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    By far the best Benromach of a 4-person blind tasting
    with 2 befriended whisky lovers.
    Tolerates water very well. Significantly improves him.
    Approx. 8 - 12 drops per 2 cl.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Tartaric acid, vanilla, sherry notes, cigar box, sweet,
      very distinct butter, fermented fruit, distinct
      Citrus notes, peppermint, something like horse stable, leather,
      dark berries, caramel, chocolate, very complex,
      layered and rich.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Nice and sweet, full of power, coffee, slightly peppery and with
      Gaining strength over time, tart and vinous fruit notes, cocoa, espresso and persistently beautiful
      Fruit notes.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Peppery, then bitter - sweet, extremely like coffee,
      drying the mucous membranes. Clearly warms the neck.
      Very long finish.

  5. 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 :-)))

  6. vlad78 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, but with burnt sugar, reminiscent of jam, but fermented, rich, but in industrial tones, bright, but not the sun, but a nuclear mushroom.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Quite warm tones with a distinct sherry profile, but a few “golden cockerels” candies, which are sold in GUM, burnt sugar, then calm and sweet caramel.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, with candy that is sold in huge entertainment centers, with cotton candy, and with burnt film.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Chemically sweet, burning in the mouth, long lasting.

  7. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very cool.
    • Nose
      Notes from an online blind tasting ...

      Colour:
      Amber

      Nose:
      Sweet pipe tobacco, leather, rum raisins, peppermint, wild berry liqueur, chocolate, a little flowery, WD - 40.
      With a little time in the glass, there will be more dark cherries and lovage. A pinch of salt and something of pastries. Sweet tea aroma and candied oranges.
    • Taste
      Strong, sweet start. Here, too, the tobacco and a lot of wood. Which brings a suitable bitterness with it. Then sweet fruit tea. Then here too the liqueur-like. Nutty. Pastries and that fine trace of salt again. Plums, blueberries - almost yogurt-like.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Moist wood, sweetish sherry aromas and nice and creamy. Hazelnut - nougat - chocolate.

  8. 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.

  9. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  10. 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

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