Benromach 2004

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sassicaia Finish
Sassicaia Wine Casks Finish
Number of bottles
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
10 jan 2014 4:37 pm by KayMeertens

Average value

€ 81.07

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56 × member ratings

83 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Benromach 2004

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.54 points.

  1. molpet scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sandman has described the flavors and aromas of this whisky very well. The score then obviously depends on everyones personal preferences and also on the fact if you like wine finished whiskies or not. I do! For me, this whisky was very unique and entertaining. Regrettably, I never had/tasted Sassicaia wine itself. Something I am going to change it the future...
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21 22 21 22 86

    Delicious wine whisky to drink!
    In 2021, the bottle is even tastier than in 2015 (estimated at 83), so time is good for this whisky even in a closed bottle!

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    - a strong single malt
    - intense and also quite oak-heavy
    - a bit excessive in terms of price for the quality shown
    • Nose
      fruity, sweet, slight sharpness noticeable, peach, vanilla, strong, voluminous first impression
    • Taste
      strong spicy start, oak, light smoke, pear, strong mouth-filling way of developing in the mouth, but unfortunately fewer fruit aromas than expected
    • Finish
      strong medium-long finish;
      medium-long spicy aftertaste

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A really successful wine finish - despite his youth (8 or 9 years) he has a lot of depth - a good malt!
    [Color] = rose gold;
    • Nose
      equally fresh and fruity (peach, raspberry), full sweetness, distinctly vanilla and a gentle smoky note;
    • Taste
      powerful, sweet fruits (pear, raspberry, peach), some spice (ginger, oak), some smoke, vanilla; mouth filling;
    • Finish
      medium length, little smoke, fruity-spicy aftertaste;

  5. joerihoste scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    2004 - 2013 (Sassicaia wine cask) WBID: 50446
    N: red berries, leafy notes, whisp of smoke
    P: chewy, leather some salt and tobacco
    F: medium-long

  6. whiskyd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Sandman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peach, grapes, orange, kiwi, green apple, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, dried grass and little chocolate
    • Taste
      Peach, orange, grapes, slightly smoky, dried grass, hint of chocolate, ginger, almonds, vanilla, creme brulee and mint.
    • Finish
      Medium, little smoke, almonds, orange peel, sour grapes, little chocolate, dried grass, ginger and mint

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    N- Closed, pleasant caramel and cedar wood, with light chocolate and leafy notes coming thru gradually.

    P- Sweet of peaches, vanilla, milky custard, ice cream soda,

    F- Short-medium, earthy smokes, vanilla, creamy fruits.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Luhmi scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Grains, winey and fruity - forest fruits. Orange, fudge and sugared nuts.
    • Taste
      A bit sharp, orange, chocolate and mocca. Fruity, forest fruits and mint.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with orange, fruity and forest fruits - cassis.      

  11. notesofmalt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Benromach 2004 - 2013, finished in Sassicaia Wine Casks,
    Original bottling, 45% alc. Limited to 3,600 bottles.
    Speyside, Scotland.

    Nose: Raspberries, peaches and apples, a fruit cocktail opens the nose. It is followed by vanilla and caramel, also opens the peat smoke, smoldering embers goes into open campfire. At the very end opens smoked ham and bacon. ...

    Palate: Smoky and fruity, less sweet than in the nose. Light citrus fruit and a hint of oak.

    Finish: medium long with a sharpness that resembles the Talisker. Chili and pepper, very spicy. The fruits say good night in the background. Only a bitter grapefruit and smoke alone remain.

    Conclusion: For the price a great finish, but also with a U-turn from the nose to the finish. All in all, a nice variety of flavors is offered here. Although Benromach comes from the Speyside, but is pitched. Hence the beautiful smoky notes.

    85/100 points (tasted 2013, approx. 40 €) posted on:

  12. Angelos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Quite Bowmorish!
    • Nose
      Aromatic Peat! 10 maybe 15 ppm! Reminds of a Talisker Port Ruighe somehow. Ripe cherries and strawberries and hints of kiwi
    • Taste
      Peaty again ( Character of Bowmore peat somehow!) very dark raisins, oranges, even some zest, ripe peaches, pineapples and caramel
    • Finish
      Medium to Long with some pepper and remaining peat which gets some tarish character somehow

  13. moviemaniac scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I had to taste this several times. It's not a very complex whisky, but it takes some getting used to. At first it seems like a very fresh, spicy onslaught on the taste buds and the nose but it fades quickly and is still quite youthful. The Sassicaia finish brings hints of fruit and a rose (wine) colour. I can imagine this being a great summertime whisky for hot days.
    • Nose
      An initial hit of alcohol (tamed with a wee drop of water), very subtle smokiness (I even missed it the first time I tasted it), lemons, orange peel, cherries, kiwi, green apple, peaches, vanilla
    • Taste
      Spicy, vanilla-sweet yet at the same time a tad on the dry side and some bitter wormwood.
    • Finish
      Initially mouth filling, spicy, fresh, peppery but it fades quickly leaving an aftertaste of slight malitiness with hints of smoke and soapy oak notes.

  14. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Good balance between fruit and peat. Under the ugly packaging, all the new
    Benromachs I have tried so far offer great value-for-money. Same for this one.
    • Nose
      A sweet maltiness. Toffee, vanilla, raspberry, strawberry, straw and peat smoke.
    • Taste
      Caramel, milk chocolate, blueberry, peat smoke, vanilla, tangerine and
      spicy oak with a whiff of black pepper. A drop of water brings out some
    • Finish
      Caramel, chocolate, blueberry, tobacco, pepper and peat smoke.


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