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Overall rating
85.03/100
votes
806
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

€ 44,36

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

122 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.03 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 recognize 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. 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.

  9. athelstan scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    So it sure is great to have a good barbecue with friends and family when the steaks are on the grill. He is really good! ten years? Really? Well, then it does not take long until Benromach has another supply. So that's on the list.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The Benromach comes with a nice amber in the glass. Although he is only 10 years, but his legs steer fine oily along the edge. The first thing that gets into my nose is a fine smell of smoke. No slap from an extreme ashen campfire smoke. Rather barbecue, but not alone. Something a little fruity resonates in the background. At the beginning of the nose it reminds me of a more intense Highland Park 12. Smoke, but not predominantly and then a little sherry-fruity behind it. If the smoke gives, I get spices. Nice nose. I absolutely do not notice the alcohol. After the first sip, the smell of smoke in the nose is less, apparently got used to it.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very tasty in the mouth, less oily. Tingling (rather smoked ginger instead of pepper), nice spicy and smoky taste in the mouth. After that I have the sherry again.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Uhh. He is good! Beautiful, subtle Sherrynote at the end with oak and the smoke stays nice long in the mouth. The spices are still there.

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, rich and well-rounded, but also, to my taste, way too soft and smooth. The mellow smoke and leathery sherry notes remind me of many a current Bowmore. I know, it's a boring refrain, but this *really* could've used at least 46%.
    I say, give this a try but then go for the 100 Proof or the Peat Smoke Sherry Cask editions if you'd like to see Benromach at its best.

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