Benromach 2010

Overall rating
85.50/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
WB192058
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Contrasts: Peat Smoke
Vintage
2010
Bottled
13.04.2021
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
First fill Bourbon barrels
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Small batch made with heavily peated barley / Phenol level - 35PPM
Bottle code
210327
Barcode
5020613082694
Added on
18 sep 2021 11:49 pm by KyleRamsay
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

SEK 516.07

16 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

80 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Benromach 2010

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.50 points.

  1. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A straightforward uncomplicated, but still very intense malt. At first sight (or smell) it offers even more intense medicinal peat smoke, but after a short time it combines with lush sweet and fruity (bourbon) notes. This creates a nice mix of different flavors.

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/benromach-2010-contrasts-peat-smoke/
    • Nose
      Strong, phenolic-medicinal peat smoke is in the foreground. Citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, tangerines) appear behind. The whole results in an interesting mixture of sweet and sour impressions. Over time, however, the sweet fruits predominate. Canned peaches, fruit salad with a hint of flowers, pineapple and cotton candy come through. A real fruit bomb! The smoke, which was very intense in the beginning, is already very well integrated into the fruity sweetness after a short time. After tasting, I find more floral notes, as well as caramel, hazelnuts and a touch of oak.
    • Taste
      Like the nose, very sweet with an intense fruit cocktail. I can find almost all fruit from the nose, complemented by red apples and pears. The smoke lags behind the sweet fruit from the start. The consistency is very syrupy and oily. After a few seconds, the oak comes through again. The mouthfeel is slightly bitter and complemented by nutty notes.
    • Finish
      Initially sweet and fruity with a hint of bittersweet oak and hazelnuts. Overall very pleasant and about medium length. Afterwards I still have a trace of oranges on the tongue.

  2. mattheww scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Gilles_V scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    It's not a spectacular whisky.
    But he does not cheat: quality ingredients (first fill barrels), correct maturation (10-11 years), sincere presentation (no caramel, no filtration. This gives a whisky that is not sweet. It is dry, close to a Lowland that would be maritime.An excellent companion for every day, again, very sincere.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Lemony, salty.
      After taking a sip, returning to the nose, the cask of quality bourbon makes itself present.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Slightly oily, salty and peppery.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Peppery then a touch of sweetness due to the bourbon cask

  4. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    31.01.2022
    • Nose
      Strong, warm smoke, apple, apricot, peach, honey, caramel, seems almost slightly maritime and a bit salty, lemon, grain, pastries, lemon fizz
    • Taste
      Honey, Apple, Apricot, Peach, Caramel, Lemon Drop, Lemon, Some Wood, Ash

  5. TheRidgeBack scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    How beautifully simple a pure bourbon cask can be. Wonderfully clear in the notes, to be enjoyed reliably at any time.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, bright fruits with citrus
      Fresh
      cold smoke
      Light vanilla
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet
      Creamy
      smoke
      Spice
      Slightly woody
    • Finish
      85 85
      Smoke with a light salty taste

  6. LordIslay scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

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