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Overall rating
87.91/100
votes
120
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
1st Fill & Refill Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
AA/AABF
Barcode
5020613026230
Added on
19 Jul 2011 3:59 pm

Average value

€ 495.31

21 × in wishlist

120 × member ratings

131 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 30-year-old

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.91 points

  1. waal scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Clear sherry influence with honey, grapes and grape seeds. Custard and shavings from a pencil sharpener. The oak can be clearly felt. Overall, the scotch looks rather dry and woody. Pleasant sweetness and fruits (peaches and pears), however, hold against it. The nose can be described as quite intense. If you let the glass stand for some time, the aromas are much more harmonious and you discover a fine, nutty malt with slightly bitter orange zest. If you swivel the glass, the wood will come through more clearly. The longer the whisky is in the glass, the more the sour impression prevails.

    Taste:
    Very balanced and pleasant at first. The body is rather defensive. Lots of nuts, chocolate, grapes and a few raisins. A hint of creaminess with a tendency towards a watery impression. There is a slight acidity above everything that not everyone will like. Over time, the whisky tilts and brings me mineral and floral notes that I really don't like here.

    finish:
    The medium-long finish is accompanied by hazelnuts and cinnamon. In the taste, citrus fruits come through again. The cold espresso from the previous day is added as well as a strong impression of hops.
    Did I just have beer in my mouth?

    Conclusion / points:
    "Because of this malt, no Eskimo falls off the sled."
    I would have estimated the scotch to be much younger and would have guessed that barrels that were mostly worn out were at stake here.

    83/100
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    gentle, old, oldschool - after a few seconds you are in the 70s and early 80s - the flavor is so tender and enticing and yet has so much to tell. With 46-48% he would be a dream and would also get 2 more points - delicious - unfortunately only 43%
    • Nose
      90 90
      complex delicate sweetness, herbal tea, furniture polish, flower nectar, crystalline lemon, very old tropical wood with the wood care oil of decades in the pores, with liquorice, licorice, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of cloves. almost unrecognisably degraded smoke - a touch of Vienna sausage water with beech smoke, most of these smoky notes is creamy in a Pottpourrie of flowers, autumn leaves, cut flower stems, wet old cardboard boxes, wood glue, dried dates, citron bound - pulsates again and again - so that's a wood smoke flashes.
      Extremely oily, supple, absolutely unalcoholic, candied fruit mix - exotic, delicately sweet and sour so strongly interwoven that it is difficult to separate the components, it gets a sticky sweet honey nose, cedar wood and BBQ sauce betray its origin - that's right he intensified - unheated but much more elegant and clear, noble.
    • Taste
      91 91
      dried pineapple, papaya, mango, apple jelly - fine smoke, finely grated old waxed hardwood, pine resin, cedar wood, leather, mushrooms, delicate licorice, malt candy, black tea with honey and a tiny dash of rum, geranium leaves, jasmine oil, wax
    • Finish
      89 89
      sweet, tingling, smoke, wood, flowers, wax, sherry tones dance - spicy, sweet, fruity, bittersweet, pepper - simply delicious - medium to long

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice initially with fruit and sherry but gets a bit too much oak.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. joerihoste scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    30 Year Old Bottle 2011 (1st Fill & Refill Sherry) WBID: 23646
    N: lovely sherried smoke, honey, pencil shavings
    P: stonefruits, raisins and spice
    F: medium-long with spice

  5. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  7. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21 21 21 21 84 - one bottle

    22 22 20 21 85 - another bottle, all the same arrogance in taste and even more in aftertaste ....

  8. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. BehindSpace scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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