Benromach 2011

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
10 years old
First Fill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
59.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Van Wees 100th Anniversary 1921 - 2021
nl Netherlands
Added on
12 jan 2022 9:37 am by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 96.05

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25 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2011

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.30 points

  1. sjoerd972 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A textbook Benromach, if you ask me. Not a too active cask, so there is some room for the barley from the spirit, as well as the funkiness the distillery normally shows.

    Good stuff!

    Read the full review here: https://maltfascination.com/2022/01/27/benromach-10-2011-2021-first-fill-sherry-hogshead-42-59-2-ob-for-van-wees-100th-anniversary/

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I love Benromach in general, and my heart says to score this slightly higher, but I have to deduct 1 or 2 points for the sulphuric elements.
    • Nose
      Immediately recognisable as Benromach, it has that meaty, barbecued element with maybe some sweet paprika powder sprinkled in. Touches of chocolate, fresh olive oil, malted barley and peanut skins, with just a hint of struck matches, brambles and bacon.
    • Taste
      A spicy arrival (cracked black peppercorns and cloves) with fantastic subtle notes of earthy peat, smoked paprika powder and tobacco, as well as whiffs of peach, dried red fruits, some struck matches and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long with wood smoke, a touch of rubber and lingering spices.

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottled in honor of the 100th anniversary of van Wees. The complete anniversary range:
    Arran 25yo 1995 Sherry Hogshead 399 - 49,3% WB202313
    Miltonduff 13yo First Fill Sherry Hogshead - 59,7% WB202281
    Strathisla 13yo First Fill Sherry Hogshead - 57,7% WB202268
    Benromach Single cask no.42 First fill Sherry Hogshead - 59,2% WB201828
    Glenfarclas 1990 31yo Sherry cask 7100 - 46,9% WB201841

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Slightly dirty malt. Apple, caramel and vanilla. Whiffs of tobacco, grass, nutmeg, craquottes and smoke.
    • Taste
      86 86
      More peaty, more hay-like malt. Burnt caramel, blueberry and a little lemon zest. Water turns the maltiness into cardboard.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Peat, malt, orange, chocolate and nutmeg.

  5. whiskytornado scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Benromach, loved for its old fashioned style of whisky. Now selected for a special bottling for the 100th anniversary of van Wees. Let’s see if they selected something decent :)
    • Nose
      Oh that’s a good nose! Immediately that typical Benromach richness l with whiffs of smoke, bbq and quite some tobacco from te start! Alcohol integrated really well almost 60% abv is not prominent. There’s some ‘filthy’ edges inhere which, in my opinion, add to the experience! Smoky pear, raisins and fresh plumbs take care of the fruity part inhere. Fortunately the nose handles water quite well. It remains rich and full of flavor.
    • Taste
      On the palate it’s a bit of a different story. It’s desperate need of water here. Before that I can’t make any more of it that smoked flavors, bacon, but also some sulphuric notes. With a splash of water, say 3 on 25ml, the palate gets accessible without the result of a collapsed body. This one definitely is a good swimmer.
    • Finish
      Quite some oaky influences here, like in Toasted oak and burnt wood from a fireplace. Also some milk chocolate and again some tobacco. Somehow it gives me sensations of smoked paprika powder. With water more youthfulness is getting to me. If gives the finish a more malty and peppery finish.

      A tasteful but also slightly youthful fellow! It’s a hell of a swimmer. Really remains alive and kicking after quite a splash!
      Did they select a decent cask for this special occasion? Yep, they did! Is it worth buying? If you like classic smoky and meaty whiskies with tobacco flavors…yep! (and I definitely do!) If you like your whisky sweet and fruity…nope!


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