Benromach 2003

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
30.06. + 04.07.2003
Calculated age
09 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
497 - 504
59.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
03 feb 2014 6:22 pm by vriesdich
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 93.17

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Whisky reviews for Benromach 2003

7 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.44 points.

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I sympathize with this distillery and its original whisky profile. I like this signature meatiness and background smoke.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Light, floral-fruity, but with branded smoke (not like Ayla), sweet carbonated water, walnuts, sweet iodine, light minerality, rotten wood, plasticine, tart note, kiwi and honey. An empty glass is rich in dried apricots and peach.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Candy sweetness, juicy fruit, hot, oily, pepper, with a bunch of meat.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Warms, meat, pepper, spices, quite long, though straightforward.

  2. dhillworth scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  3. praisethepasta scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A 'different', quite characterfull and complex young Benromach with a rather distinct flavour profile. A bit stubborn and probably not to everyone's liking , but realy worth exploring.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat, lemongrass with hay and grass combined, umami, mineral, some tea and briny notes as well.
      With some water addded the savory notes are more prominent with some cheese, more tea and hay/grass notes along with a wet woody touch.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Soft arrival, quickly followed by oily and peaty notes, with some briny, almost cheesy elements even, and again something woody, like birch. Not bitter, not oaky, but a dry, rather sharp yet not unpleasant wood note.
    • Finish
      85 85
      rather long and cling-y, an oilyness that dries out with peat and wood notes.

  4. kot1803 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. irrerelevant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweet alcohol, needs water: opens up, lots of vanilla, fresh citrus, active cask, briny
    • Taste
      sweet, vanilla, briny, citrus, there is some grain in the background, bittersweet, licorice, dries a little, has a pleasant mouthfeel
    • Finish
      medium-long with dry american oak and a touch of peat smoke

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sweeter than the 2002 edition, less malty. A bit peatier perhaps.
    • Nose
      Peat, citrus, malt, vanilla sugar, orange and a little peach. With water a whiff of washing powder.
    • Taste
      Sugar candy with a chocolate layer (kikkers & muizen). Peat, malt, lime, vanilla sugar, hay and pepper. With water a little apple.
    • Finish
      Peat, malt and peach.

  7. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The bourbon influence on this gives it a completely different and far more aggressive character compared to the 10-year-old 100 proof, but it’s still a fantastic bottling. It really shows off that mainland style of peat that I really like, with some light fruits playing a supporting role.

    Definitely well worth the price asked.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    • Nose
      Buttery popcorn. Charred wood. Smokey porridge. Oil dust. The filling from lemon cremes. White pepper. Slightly floral. Light grape juice.
    • Taste
      Quite peppery. Loads of woodspice. Dry, earthy Peat. Creamy oatmeal. Lemon drops.
    • Finish
      Long. Lemony. Dry Wood. Wood smoke. Honey.

  8. kot1803 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. kot1803 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Fragrance: sweet, light lacquer and back insecticidal background? 84
    Taste: the first sip and ... Young alcohol, barrel strength is something! the tears were made)), Glenfarclas immediately mentioned 105.)
    Spices and bubonic barrel in the first place (vanilla), unfortunately, without development 84
    With water (drop 3-4) there was light chocolate mushroom and everything (.
    Aftertaste: Short 83
    Total 84
    Drunk, ticked and ... forgot.

  10. irrerelevant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    sweet alcohol, more does not come first, with water it goes on: Sweet, a lot of vanilla, citrus, nice freshness, great barrel, neat oak, Hintergründig cereal, a bit maritime / salt / smoke, bittersweet, licorice, dries pleasantly in the mouth , reminiscent of the Balvenie Single Barrel 12, in direct comparison less lemony, but with a beautiful maritime touch and some salt liquorice


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