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Overall rating
92.03/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1968
Bottled
2007
Calculated age
39 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
45.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613192126
Added on
16 Jan 2012 12:37 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1012.48

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38 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 1968

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.03 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky, very old, it is directly felt in all its components, very similar to old cognacs, a lot of oak, but it is soft and delicate, very calm, I won’t say that it’s tired, but close to that, deep, rich in half tones and shades for a long, meditative tasting.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, first nose - strawberries and puer; earthy notes, burnt jam, herbarium, coffee, old solid wood furniture, homemade pastille, pipe tobacco, floral shades, black tea, dried fruits - dried apricots, prunes; burnt crackers, raisins, leather goods.
    • Taste
      Soft, oily, rich, furniture lacquer, oak, licorice, dried fruits, floral notes, burnt crackers, puer, tobacco.
    • Finish
      Spicy, soft, warming, a continuation of the taste with a slant in sweet pastry notes and black tea; raisins, coffee, floral shades.

  2. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    The nose.. the balance.. the finesse! This is a near perfect dram if I ever did see one for Benromach! Captivating Sherry meets incredible malt and the beginning of OBE notes coming through.
    • Nose
      92 92
      The nose is flat Dr. Pepper and Demerara sugar, hockey pucks and leather bound books. Cola gummies and subtle campfires with my friends. Menthol and intense camphor lineament, balanced perfectly with malt and subtle peat.
    • Taste
      94 94
      The palate is rich; super rich. Campfire comes in right away. Lichens and burnt cola syrup, old bottle effect and floral wreaths, more incredible depth that just goes on forever! Sherry balanced with best sultanas that you can buy; Christmas cake and figs with cinnamon spice and dark herbal tinctures. Eucalyptus pushes through and brings premium tobacco sweetness with more old fruit cake and more mint! Licorice and burnt sugar float along and bring some polish with burnt cherries.
    • Finish
      93 93
      The finish is amazingly long; cherries and mint lead with smoke and peat tailing. Walnut and flat cola, there’s some oak charcoal in the background and more dusty suede with some bits of coal oil.

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Luxurious sherry bomb that is just right IMHO. Not too rich or too sweet. Very easy to drink this beauty.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE by G&M;

    COLOUR: Rich.

    UNDILUTED:

    NOSE: Sweet, rich fruit aromas - ripe apples &

    pears. Smoky – burnt wood notes together with a

    dry spicy edge - liquorice & aniseed.

    PALATE: Rich fruit & spices, resinous with

    cream sherry flavours. Smoky, Oaky notes also

    present which slowly dry the palate.

    WITH WATER:

    NOSE: Burnt sugar, treacle notes evident with

    floral aromas (lavender & wax polish). Sherry

    wood & mulled fruits in the background.

    PALATE: Toasted, malty flavours initially with

    fruit & sherry wood following. A subtle

    smokiness & a hint of pot pourri.

    BODY: Rich.

    FINISH: Sherry and a touch of peat smoke.

    CASK TYPE(S): First fill Sherry hogsheads.

  5. Sonett scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    An excellent dram
    • Nose
      Wow, Nose comes very intense with heavy notes of sweet sherry followed by dark fruits like dates, figs, raisins and plums in syrup.Behind all the fruits a hint of oak
    • Taste
      Thick taste of all the fruits from the nose. the oak comes out clearly but not too dominant
    • Finish
      Long and warming spices before drying out in fruits

  6. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Another release of Benromach 1968, bottled in 2007 - the two bottlings

    are differentiated only by their strength - this bottling is 45.4%

    instead of 43%.

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