Benromach 2003

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
German Selection by Schlumberger
Calculated age
18 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
58.4 % Vol.
700 ml
de Germany
Added on
07 Mar 2022 11:21 pm by laph1
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 148.90

29 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2003

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. Gomez1981 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A great barrel that was chosen here by Schlumberger. I don't usually like the younger Benromach sherry casks, but this 18 year old pure bourbon cask is really exquisite. Distillate and barrel are in my opinion in an almost ideal balance.

    140 EUR isn't cheap, but these days that's more than fair for what's on offer in a glass. Benromach rises and rises on my scale of favorite distilleries.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Créme Brulée with some burnt caramel, peach and passion fruit, tart notes, light smoke, in between I have pulled pork/BBQ in my nose. The alcohol is very well integrated, adding a little water brings tropical fruits to light.

      Very round and quite complex, I haven't had such a great nose in my glass this year. Totally picks me up.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Creamy mouthfeel, even undiluted no alcoholic sharpness recognizable, here too initially tropical fruits, which then gradually turn into smoke. Could be grilled pineapple.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Rather medium length, spicy, intense smoke and fruits.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty fruity but not quite a fruit bomb, quite powerful peat and smoke, some water recommended - really not bad
    • Nose
      88 88
      Citric, vanilla, honeydew, some green and yellow fruits, apple, grapefruit, spices, herbs, whiffs of smoke - not bad
    • Taste
      90 90
      Punchy, oily, creamy, honey, good sweetness, more yellow fruits, pineapple, ripe banana, vanilla, cookie dough, smoke, some peat, citric - pretty good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, fruity, smoky, zesty, spicy, herbal

  3. Sporx scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, mint, little smoke

    Sweetness, honey, wood spice, alcohol pushes, nice mouthfeel

    Long, vanilla

  4. dapoinbua scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Yellow fruits, tinned peaches, pineapple, banana, apple pie, custard cream, honey, smoke, some herbs, way exceeded my expectations, really nice

  6. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Numwierum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Smell: Apple, lime, light grapes, appears almost light, somewhat mineral, spices and gentle smoke.
    Taste: Strong and spicy attack, again some light fruits that quickly disappear in the background, creamy and full, herbs come to the fore, sweet malt, smoke comes to the fore.
    Finish: Medium length, slightly dry, spices, some wood and smoke.
    Conclusion: The nose is fantastic, light, fruity and fresh, the taste reveals another, much more powerful and intense side.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Bene37 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose: mineral sweetness, a colorful fruit basket: green apples and pears with some vanilla sauce, grapes, honeydew melon, some tropical fruits (pineapple, papaya, mango), light smoke and ash

    Palate: full and creamy, mineral sweetness, fruit basket as above, light vanilla, aniseed, light smoke and ash

    Finish: medium length, mineral, ash, unfortunately the fruits are gone very quickly, otherwise this would be an absolute hit

    Rating: a beautiful fruit bomb, which unfortunately dissolves into smoke a little too quickly in the finish: mineral sweetness, light smoke and the light fruits create a harmonious overall picture. A nice summer whisky that has something extra thanks to the light smoke and ash.

  10. LightHill scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Very very drinkable Benromach. Alcohol is perfectly integrated. A nice bourbon fruit bomb without losing the character of the distillery. What is unfortunately lost far too much is the finish. Hardly any aftertaste. Too bad, I would have expected more volume and taste in the finish.


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