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Overall rating
85.11/100
votes
840
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
08.10.2014
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
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Label
New Label
Bottle code
4122011773
Barcode
5020613023680
Added on
31 Jul 2014 10:24 am by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 44,70

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

124 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.11 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Is it me or is the Benromach 10 getting tastier with every batch? Incredibly impressive and proof that affordable whisky can still equal really, really good whisky.
    • Nose
      Such a recognizable an yummy nose, they really know what they're doing over there in Forres. Plenty of sherry influence. Some oranges, shoe polish and soy. A whiff of barbecue smoke and mild notes of praline.
    • Taste
      A subtle smokiness, some light peat and leather and a hint of cigar ashes. Cured meat, bitter oranges, tobacco and a hint of chocolate. All the while the mouthfeel is rich and oily. Fuck, I knew this was good, but this is really blowing me away now.
    • Finish
      Light peat smoke and some sweet sherry. Medium in length.

  2. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 89 points Administrator

    It takes more than a few drams to decipher the great complexity of this lightly peated Speysider. The nose has numerous layers. Predominant features are delicate bonfire smoke, polished wood and caramel sweetness with apricots, green apples and raisins. Flavorwise, Benromach 10 arrives strong and spicy, turning slightly dry and mineral with a blanket of leafy smokiness. Well-balanced oak cask influence contributes to a nutty, savory and prolonged finish, leaving behind mild bitterness and peat smoke. It's a highly recommended, sophisticated whisky.

    RATING: 4.2/5.0 stars ≙ 89 pts → FIRST-CLASS [+]
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Misery scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Benromach 10 yo | 43% | 21 + 21 + 21 + 21 = 84pts
    N: A fire put out by the rain, salt, tar, spices, lemon, the sweetness of strawberry jam, in the background caramel and apples.
    T: Hot black pepper turning into wood and varnish motifs, tart, citrus.
    F: Terpko-woody, moderately astringent, sour-bitter, with hints of nuts and citrus peel.
    B: Good, delicious whisky. After standing up - is revealed in bright tar and smeared-strawberry tones.

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The good thing going on here is that they really succeeded in creating an old style whisky. They try to do things the way they did it decades ago. Also in a very low level of production. This means high and constant quality. In my opinion they did a marvelous job with this 10yo. There is a lot of depth and richness going on for a rather young whisky. The low subtle level of peat really compliments this whisky in a great way. It’s not that in your face peat smoke like islays. It’s a more subtle distinctive smokyness. Burnt wood, campfire stuff like that. 

  5. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Another classic of good quality. A quality / price ratio almost unbeatable. In this context, there is nothing wrong, everything is perfectly mastered.
    • Nose
      A nose clearly on the peat, earthy at first which turns quickly into smoking fish (Herring?). Some ashes and tobacco are walking in this smoke. Behind, salty notes, flint and leather. After prolonged aeration the fruits appear, especially citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      Light attack but not too much. Mastered reduction, not too much alcohol, not too much water, just enough. A mouth very oily and oily. Peat / smoke is less present than on the nose. The saline and mineral notes are always present accompanied by citrus, cocoa and delicate and light spices. A beautiful complexity!
    • Finish
      Finale of medium length on saline peat and ashes first. Then come some notes of fruit, leather and a slight bitterness.

  6. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    For 10 years there is a lot going on, beautiful nose, lots of taste, slowly fading finish - the flavors change and surprise, the sweetness is nicely held by spicy and slightly bitter notes, a really nice standard, I like it.
    • Nose
      mild smoke, apple, a lot of malt, toffee, honey, raisins, walnut, tobacco leaves, leather, polish, caramel, dark chocolate, fresh rolls, leaves, oil tanker, oranges, peach, liquorice, lovage, mint, heather, light metallic, fresh Wood
    • Taste
      waxy, sweet and spicy, kumquat, orange, a lot of malt, apple, smoke, chocolate, espresso, ginger, leather, salt, liquorice, mineral, bitter herbs, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, pear, peach, pineapple, raisins , Squirrel, Pecan, Orange Pekoe Tea, Eucalyptus
    • Finish
      medium-long, fast-drying, sweet-spicy-bitter, malt, orange, kumquat, dark chocolate with cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, blueberries, blackcurrants, raspberries, beautiful smoke, mint, eucalyptus, the chocolate is lighter, banana, the tea reappears and the wood ...

  7. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A Brief Comparison of 10yo (WID: 56765), 15yo (WID: 68235), and 10yo 100 ° Proof (WID: 107978)

    In the direct comparison between 10yo and 15yo, I first try hard to choose a favorite. The 10 is a little fresher, younger and the 15er muted and darker. The 15er probably has more sherry influence. Also, the smoke is rounder at 15, but somehow fuller. At first I found the 15er a bit more boring than the 10, because he was maybe too smooth in comparison. Now I think the 15er but better. He is rounder (not boring), but also voluminous.

    The 10yo 100 ° proof naturally has more power. Also he looks somehow dirtier than the other two. From the notes he goes rather in the direction of 15 with more power and dirty impact. Not so elegant, but heartier. You could probably have appreciated a bit older.

    A total of 3 really delicious malts. For me, the 10yo 100 ° is the winner. I already had a bottle of that and there will probably be another one.
    The 10yo 100 °, if you like it a bit gruff.
    The 15yo, if it should be a little quieter.
    But even the 10yo is a malt that you can buy for the money.

  9. Bomshanka scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A wonderful speysider with a few tricks up the sleeve. Non-chill filtered and natural colour, and a decent 43% ABV. At this pricepoint I am hard pressed to name a better contender for good allrounder from Speyside.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet smokey sherry notes, slightly dusty, sweet berries, hay, dried heather. After a while zesty notes appear, fresh and fruity with peat. Then some malty, bready whifs. Then dried herbs. Quite complex and morphing in the glass.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet and malty, with some gingery and citric notes mingling. Fresh fruits, barely ripe plums, apple, orange. Vanilla and pleasant oak, faint peat in the background with mint. Slightly less complex compared to the nose, but very pleasant and engaging.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Finishing on candied oranges and plums and some vauge wood smoke.

  10. Pyromann scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    I did not expect anything special when first tasting this bottle, but was surprised in a positive way. The nose is significantly fruity, but the whisky nicely combines the fruitiness with the woody tastes. Great dram.
    • Nose
      A mix of overripe fruit and fresh fruit. Serious fruity aromas dominate here.
    • Taste
      Mellow overripe fruit, nicely heavy and solid, oily mouthfeel. Pleasant woody notes.
    • Finish
      Medium longevity, fruit + wood.

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