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Overall rating
84.97/100
votes
979
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

€ 44.71

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

140 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.97 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. pdby 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. WhiskyRanked scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Nose: The Benromach is a briney smoky speyside - like Balvenie seasoned with Caol Ila.

    Palate: The soft smoke and brine follow through from the nose as well as a little honey and mint.

    softer peat, softer brine, and light tropical fruits

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Pretty complex and interesting on the nose, very creamy, long finish - really good!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Tobacco, old wood cabinet, whiffs of wet leather, little citric, whiffs of honey, hints of ripe melon, walnuts, little vanilla - pretty good
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very oily, creamy, mellow, little punchy, subtle sweetness, some fruitiness, more citric, spices, tobacco, hints of leather (good ones), more woody notes, little peat and smoke - very good
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, warm, more punchy, zesty, spicy, more peaty and smoky, little into grapefruits

  10. Jabarkas scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Not really my favourite dram. But a nice one nevertheless. Im generally not that much into sherry notes. The peatiness level on this one is nice though. Present but not taking over everything. In some ways this one is not that far from Talisker 10. That one I like more though. Its slightly more peaty and I dont really miss the sherry there. Benromach 10 is very well balanced peat and sherry. Its not as good as say Lagavulin 16, but then again its much cheaper.
    • Nose
      Peat, some sweetness and saltiness
    • Taste
      Taste less pronounced than the nose. Again some saltiness. Lighter peat than on the nose. Spicyness (relatively harsh), sweetness. Some sherry and/or rum taste. Some rubber (this one I dislike).
    • Finish
      There the sherry notes are more present.

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