Benromach 2002

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peat Smoke
Stated Age
09 years old
Refill American Hogsheads
Batch 5
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Jan 2012 12:06 am

Average value

€ 42.75

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2002

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.63 points

  1. Hoevi scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    My first Benromach Peat Smoke. Strong in nose and taste. Made for Peatlover.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Smells medicinar and tar. Slightly fruity. Peat smoke.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Tar and wood. Smoky. Fruit. Medicinar.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Smoky short and then slightly bitter for a long time.

  2. praisethepasta scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    As a fan of Benromach, this is probably my least favourite expression so far (and not nearly as good as some of the other peat smoke releases I've tried). The balance isn't quite right and it's all just a bit rough around the edges. That being said, this is by no means a bad or unpleasant whisky.
    • Nose
      81 81
      white grapes, some peat and earthy notes. quite simple actually
    • Taste
      83 83
      Dry, smokey and peaty, vegetal/earthy . no real further development
    • Finish
      82 82
      a bit thin, medium long. The taste just sort of dies out on the tongue.

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    COLOUR: Pale gold.


    NOSE: Initial hints of tropical fruits, with

    charred oak aromas emerging and a delicate

    smoky edge lingers.

    PALATE: Initially warming and mouth

    watering, with a touch of cracked pepper, a

    subtle malty edge develops with a defined burst

    of peat smoke lingering.


    NOSE: Fresh and malty, with delicate charred

    oak and bonfire ember notes developing. Fruity

    with a delicate hint of vanilla.

    PALATE: Hints of bonfire embers, with a burst

    of spices. Fruity and sweet, with a fresh herbal


    BODY: Light to medium.

    FINISH: Long and fresh.

    CASK TYPE(S): Refill American hogsheads.

  4. Ivynor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice, greedy, but a little too sweet.
    • Nose
      Cereal must. We are in a brewery? Then gradually develops a nose of grape marc, associated with cooked plums, and some iodized touches.
    • Taste
      Sweet, maybe a little too much. It is a kind of dessert "ice grapes macerated with rum", with some glasses of plum brandy very fruity and sweet.
    • Finish
      Same, with a little earth, leftover of an invisible "peat smoke".

  5. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A more extreme peated version of Benromach, that goes much further than the 10-12ppm levels in the standard 10yo. I found that the peat dominated all other aspects of the malt on both the nose and palate. Underneath the smoke were some nice floral and fruity elements, but the profile was rather youthful. Nice for a change, but not as drinkable as the standard 10yo nor as complex as the smoky malts from islay. 
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83


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