Benromach 2003 - Origins

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
1st Fill Port Pipes
Batch 4
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
02 Jun 2013 5:03 pm

Average value

€ 56.60

6 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

120 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2003 - Origins

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.34 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    the finish is thin
    too much alcohol and few flavors
    overall weak
    • Nose
      the fruit residues from the juicer begin to ferment
      a little tingling shower in between
      Harbor and a touch of peat ... more in the background
      Alcohol residues in the old barrel and a pinch of harbor
      Flashback cow loft
    • Taste
      very mediocre with chocolate and some alcohol but not as clear as in the nose
      on the palate remains alcohol and apple
    • Finish
      on the palate remains alcohol and apple

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    If you give it a little time, it is a very tasty port whisky with a pleasant drinking strength
    • Nose
      85 85
      The port is noticeable, but disappears a little behind the alcohol, which is initially quite present, dark chocolate, a bit of nut, behind that there is a floral note, grassy with a slight sweetness, a little bit of dirt, after a while in the glass it becomes more and more fruity, red berries , Raspberries, some tobacco, always with a fresh undertone
    • Taste
      85 85
      Fruity start, sweet, tangy, intense, creamy, a bit of oak, very pleasant, dark on the palate, good mouthfeel, the 50% go very well
    • Finish
      85 85
      Still very fruity or berry, slightly tart now too, the mouth is slightly covered, raspberry, a bit like the aftertaste of these effervescent PEZ tablets

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Spicy, strawy, a little peat smoke, but then some fruity notes, a little bouillon cubes and a little vinous. Characterful whisky. The port does not dominate.

  4. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Despite the high 50% ABV, it's a bit thin and the port wine's "compete" with a bit of (8 ppm) phenol.
    • Nose
      Blood orange, camphor, antique skin and port wine. Mild oak and smoke.
    • Taste
      Slightly thin, but tasty. Vanilla, ripe fruits, honey, oak, acidic wine effects and salted minerals.
    • Finish
      Medium length, bittersweet, spicy.

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    It's a little too simple for me even though there are no real off notes.
    • Nose
      Blood oranges, circuit boards and that certain port cask leathery, musty smell.
    • Taste
      On the tongue I'm surprised to find it's 50 % because it feels lower. A lackluster body. The taste is pleasant enough both neat and with a few teaspoons of water.
    • Finish
      The finish is resinous, probably on account of the cask.

  6. Urbandog scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. webdiver scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  8. Cipidos scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    a whisky with a rather special profile
    • Nose
      Peat, spirit, austere
    • Taste
      strong in taste on the palate, a little smoky, a little peaty
    • Finish

  10. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Personally, not an entirely convincing whisky. After having had other
    port-matured drams, this one seems to lack any kind of “port” character.
    It could have been a slightly peated refill hogshead whisky and I would
    have signed the label. This is my first Benromach and I’m pretty sure I
    could be a fan of their craft presentation. Furthermore, the
    proprietors Gordon & Macphail are great and stand for quality.
    Regardless, I’m glad I only took part in a bottle split for this one and
    refrained from buying a whole bottle.
    • Nose
      Whiffs of fresh grapes and wheat. Lots of dry, grassy overtones, which
      are paired with a minor medicinal smokiness. The alcohol is quite
      prominent in this one, so holding one’s noggin to close is not
      recommended. After letting it settle, one can discern vanilla and oak
    • Taste
      Medium-dry with a hint of coastal saltiness. After a few more sips it
      turns sweeter, but I can detect very little fruitiness. Odd. On the
      plus-side, even drinking it neat, there is little to no burn – and with a
      drop of water this turns very smooth.
    • Finish
      Immediately, there is a slight bitterness, which I find unpleasant, as
      there is no apparent counterpoint to be found for me. The finish is
      quite short and the bitter-sweet oak tannins remain only for a few


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