Benromach 1981

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Calculated age
25 years old
Refill Sherry Casks
58.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
21 Jul 2011 10:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 313.50

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 1981

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.92 points

  1. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I like this whisky, lots to discover. The taste is the best, a mouth full although after a while of breathing the nose gets better, I like the old leather smell. Very nice dram.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. gaboruso scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The palate turned out to be a tad disappointing. Although I like the flavour profile, it did lack in terms of fruitiness. I need a little more..
    • Nose
      Quite prickly, as the alcohol is fairly noticeable, which is something that seems more or less common in these early 80s Benromach. But give it some time and this transforms into a layered whisky with plenty of subtleties. Rich notes of red dried fruits. furniture polish and leather, as well as stewed apples, freshly cut red apples, pear skin and peach.
    • Taste
      Thick and syrupy, but with a bite. Lots of leather and cigar tobacco, and those two go hand-in-hand with black pepper, menthol and cardamom. A hint of raisins, but otherwise this is lacking a fruity layer. Adding water get rids of the bite, but makes it a little dry.
    • Finish
      Drying, with menthol and leather.

  4. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Single Dram Note.

    Transferring previous Note (2011.12.15) content into a Tasting Note
    • Nose
      sherry +, rum raisin chocolate +, overripe & slightly fermented apples +/o, woody spices +/o,  starch-y/bread-y o, (88)
    • Taste
      alcohol stands out a bit, wood, leather, sherry & raisins (84)
    • Finish
      malt drops, more sweet sherry, wood turns spicy, faint smoke, sherry tail gets some pleasant caramel notes (87)

  5. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A bottling of 1981 vintage Benromach, produced by the previous owners

    before the distillery`s 1983 mothballing, but bottled by new owners

    Gordon & Macphail. This is only going to get rarer, as there won`t

    be any 21 year old whisky finishing its maturation until 2019, 21 years

    after the distillery reopened in 1998.


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