Benromach 1999 Origins

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Golden Promise
Sherry Casks
Batch 1
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
18 Jul 2008 9:13 pm

Average value

€ 73.10

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44 × member ratings

81 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 1999 Origins

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.80 points

  1. Joschbert scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    better than I remembered it. a slightly austere dram but good quality. you´ll have to be a friend of old school whisky to really like it.
    • Nose
      old style whisky with lots of shoe polish. dried figs and some raisins.
      a faint smokiness and quite some alcohol. putty and petrol jelly.
      cider apples and ginger. warm butter.
    • Taste
      creamy mouthfeel, noticeable sherry influence, slightly ashy and chalky. relatively dry, slightly oaky, slightly peaty.
    • Finish
      medium, dry

  4. puusj scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    A lot of sherry in the nose with a border of fruit (cherry / grape). Taste is initially that of a "standard" sherry finish but in the aftertaste fairly spicy with a sweet fruit tone. Very little hint of smoke. Very tasty.

  5. Urbandog scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    a very nice dram. 
    • Nose
      Strange but nice, a lot of ginger, it reminds me of a gingerbread snack
    • Taste
      it starts with the sherry, but later it opens up with orange chocolate and spices
    • Finish
      Long, at first you still notice the 50% but as it stays the spices stay.

  6. rg-80 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    First you have the typical sherry note, but during tasting it gets more complex. I loved this oily, mild and not over sherried whisky which gives you a really full body and a long warming finish. A real must have if you like the old style of whiskies in the 50s & 60s. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer`s Tasting NotesUndiluted

    Initial buttery note, delicate floral influences. A prominent toasted

    malt note with subtle sherry notes in the background.

    Palate: Starts creamy and becomes very sweet. Heavily toasted malt
    influences with a very delicate smoke. Mouth watering and complex.

    Finish: Long and smooth.

    With Water
    Nose: Prominent sweetness with heavy malt influences. Delicate orange peel
    note and some smoke.

    Palate: Initially peppery, becomes sweeter with a very subtle smoke in the
    background. Mouth watering and smooth.

    Finish:  Long and balanced.

  8. Igor scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    First impressions are often misleading you know. Actually this is splendid stuff altogether. I drank it neat and, believe it or not, it goes darn good without water.
    • Nose
      It may seem somewhat off-putting initially, or even sickening. Manure?, wet dog, sweaty gym shoes, damp cardboard. But thankfully it gets far better further on. Prunes and soaked raisins appear in addition to the sugary scent of a confectioner's shop. Yep, it improves markedly with time.
    • Taste
      After such a queer nose, there is nothing wrong with the taste however. Complex, full-bodied. Biscuits, sponge cake, orange, spices, chocolates, whipped cream.
    • Finish
      Fairly long. Hot, still moderately hot in view of its solid 50% ABV. Cherries, sweet cherries, Katarzynki (Polish gingerbread), black pepper. Pretty consistent.

  9. MacMenM scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    interesting whisky
    • Nose
      lots of pasties, croissants, changes into ginger and porridge, bit of peat
    • Taste
      all kinds of nuts, i was thinking on a cider, dry sherry to, cooked butter too
    • Finish
      long finish, gingery, a little peat


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