Benromach 2010

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
1st Fill Sherry & Bourbon Casks
Batch 01
58.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 oct 2021 3:33 pm by ValentinS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 73.46

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Whisky reviews for Benromach 2010

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.62 points.

  1. aw-home scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Sherry and citrus with spices, dark chocolate, leather and pepper.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sherry fruit with tobacco, spices, milk chocolate and peppery spiciness.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long with spices, leather, sherry and citrus, peppery spiciness, oak flavors and chocolate.

  2. Sporx scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sweetness, orange, alcohol sharpness

    Sweetish, orange, a lot of pepper, chocolate, fruitier and sweeter with water

    Long, sweetish, spicy, roasted aromas, pepper

  3. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    The malt has an enormous complexity for its age. Without water, the alcohol is a bit strong, the character with its musty sherry and pastries is more suitable for the winter and Christmas season. Diluted with a little water, it is much more pleasant to enjoy and turns into a great summer whisky with its sweet, almost chewy consistency and the fruits. Absolutely successful!
    • Nose
      The 58.5% alcohol can be clearly felt in the nose. This is followed by a fruit cocktail of various berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries) and slightly musty sherry with associations of old books and leather. Then it gets sweeter and spicier with honey, toasted grains and bread. The delicate Benromach smoke stays in the background and brings subtle medicinal notes. After a while, apples, pears, as well as spicy fruit bread and muesli bars prevail. After the first try, delicate floral notes are added.
    • Taste
      The alcohol can also be clearly felt on the tongue. The mouthfeel is very intense and sweet with citrus fruits, apples, pears and wine gums. The smoke lingers in the background as an association of roasted aromas. Then bread and cereals come through again, plus spicy oak as an interesting counterpoint to the sweet fruits.
    • Finish
      The apples and pears remain present in the finish, along with a clear note of orange. The sweetness on the tongue gives way to a slight bitterness of oak, the fruit lingering at the end along with a taste of Christmas stollen. The finish is very long and pleasant.

      With water:
      With a few drops of water, the nose becomes a little lighter and fresher, but without losing any of its intensity. A cocktail dominated by sweet fruits such as oranges, nectarines, apples, pears, peaches and apricots. The musty sherry lingers in the background, the smoke almost completely fades. Water also makes the mouthfeel significantly softer and sweeter with an almost syrupy consistency. Here, too, the sweet fruit salad predominates. The smoke and the oak come, I can hardly find the roasted aromas anymore. The sweetness also lasts much longer in the finish. Oak and fruit are well balanced. A few minutes after swallowing, a taste of campfire and beech wood smoke can still be felt.

  4. Julia E S scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Raspberry, strawberry jam, subtle smoke (ash, coal dust) bay leaf, mint, campino, French caramel, charred wood, toasted nuts and some straw.

    The taste is then significantly tart, with oranges and pear skins, the Campino and caramel are more burnt, burnt cheesecake, charcoal dust. The oak is noticeably tart (bitter almonds, and black coffee)

    In the finish, in addition to the oak, there is also a subtle mineral note and the charcoal smoke.

    Conclusion: The nose is much more pleasant than the taste. The oak just a bit too tart, especially the note of bitter almonds is not so pleasant.
    But it becomes more pleasant over time, but the whisky still does not create a harmonious picture. It's a shame because I really liked the old 100 Prof.

  5. niski scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  6. raybanto scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Such an intense dram for the early springtime, where it can be still quite cold. And well priced as well! Such a bang for your buck.
    A fusion between everthing bourbon- and sherrycask.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Spongecake, turkish delights, marzipan, rosewater, clay, mint, sage, pear eau de vie, coconut, pineapple, sunlotion, ash, diesel and rubber. Stunnig!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet, ashy, vanilla extract, condensed milk, milk choclate, milk coffee, think starbucks with cream, peardrops, pepper, violet liquor, kumquats, banana, pineapple.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Bonfire, herbal, earty tones, damp forrest ground, chalk, metallic in a good way, meaty BBQ, oily, wood polish and sawdust.

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Honey, caramel, cereals, pastries, warm smoke, a little stronger again, grasses, herbs, nuts, spices, orange, very light wild berry jam, cinnamon, wood
    • Taste
      Honey, caramel, orange, tangerine, some wild berry jam, nuts, wood, some ash

  8. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. dapoinbua scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  10. YD84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The typical dirty but fruity Benromach character is present in spades - dunnage, earth, old leather, old books, oranges, crisp apples, pears, fresh pineapple, ginger, pepper, dried fruits, wet leaves, mud after the first rain. Subtle smoke in the background adds to the complexity.

    It is "cleaner" than the previous 2009 batch 4 release but still not a clean dram by any stretch. I did a side by side and I preferred the nose on the 2009, the finish on this 2010 and the palate was neck and neck. I think this one has more bourbon cask influence, but I honestly cannot pick a favourite. As usual, Benromach doesn't disappoint.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  11. kramimatsimoto scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Similar to the normal 10, of course. The alcohol will pour some peat straight into your nose. In the first few seconds you think you are in the highlands. After a few minutes the whole thing settles and it looks a bit smoother. It is reminiscent of dark glossy lacquered wood, a gentleman's room. I like it more with water. The nose finds tobacco, leather, vanilla and some spices, as well as a small hint of plums and dates.

    In terms of taste, GM remains true to itself and brings leather, tobacco and vanilla with a trace of smoke.

    The finish is intense, medium to long, with dignity and moist wood.

  12. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting:

    Nice dark color.

    The first to have a smoke note.
    But not overwhelming
    rather subtle and very aromatic.
    That was also in a sherry finish?

    A lot of alcohol.
    Cask strength?
    Some vanilla in the background,
    A very nice sip.

    My guess is a Talisker Distillers Edition.


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