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Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
903
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

€ 45,10

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1933 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

132 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 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 Expert Junior

    Nice, delicious whisky. After standing - reveals in bright tar and blurry-strawberry tones.
    • Nose
      A fire stewed by rain, salt, tar, spices, lemon, sweet strawberry jam, caramel and apples in the background.
    • Taste
      Hot black pepper turning into wood and varnish motifs, astringent, citrus.
    • Finish
      Tart-woody, moderately astringent, sour-mustard, with notes of nuts and citrus zest.

  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. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    A little comparison:
    Benromach 10 - 15 - 100 ° Proof - Peat Smoke 10/18

    Benromach 10, 43% WID: 56765

    Subtle smoke, a hint of sherry fruit, but somewhat muted, slightly acidic, bitter, but also always sweet. The smoke goes in an earthy direction.
    In the mouth tart and spicy and fruity notes, tobacco notes, new leather, fruity sweet and earthy smoke.
    In the finish it remains sweet and tart.

    It is delicious, but could use more%.

    Benromach 15, 43% WID: 68235

    Overall looks darker than the 10. The fruits, the sweetness, here probably more sherry influence, also bitter, the smoke even further in the background. I like the spicy-tart notes, leather, dry sherry.
    A similar picture can also be seen in terms of taste. Tasty tart-spicy-sweet, cocoa / dark chocolate, behind the earthy smoke is still apparent.
    The finish is long and tasty and characterized by the bitter notes.

    He could also use more%. I like it a bit better than the 10, the "darker" tart sweetness tastes very good here.

    Benromach 10 100 ° Proof, 57% WID: 58640

    Corresponding to the higher alcohol content, the clearly more intense aroma is first noticed. Somehow it seems like a mean of 10 and 15. The smoke is there again, the fruits a little lighter than before.
    Wow, a completely different story in your mouth! Strong, dirty, the earthy smoke slightly musty, the leather and tobacco notes stronger, bitter sweetness and also hangs on the palate for a long time.

    I don't know exactly whether I think it is better than the 15, I liked it very much .. maybe a little bit because it is stronger and dirtier and it is fun on the palate.

    Benromach Peat Smoke 10/18, 59.9% WID: 127245

    First not peat smoke, but nice red fruits, very sweet, then a full, rich smoke, vanilla notes, but above all sherry influence.
    Also on the palate, especially sherry (it can of course also be the case that the previous candidates have already taken some smoke sensitivity) but there is definitely the smoke, if not as concise as the name might suggest. The high alcohol content seems to me to be quite well integrated.
    Delicious fruity end of the series.

  9. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Yum! Huge fan of this release and it seems to have improved a few points with some oxidation! ⁣

    I do find myself craving this style of whisky and when factoring in the price this is such a great bang for the buck OB. I'll have to seek out an Imperial Proof or a new cask strength batch release as I feel that maybe the mouthfeel is a tad bit watery for those cask strength lovers (me included). All in all, this is a really solid pour. ⁣

    88/100

  10. ulamog87 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    A really good honest 10 year old whisky!
    The raw distillate is of very high quality and the barrels give off many aromas that are carried by light smoke.
    Super price performance for me.

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