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Benromach 10-year-old

Overall rating 527 votes 85.21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 200 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
5020613023680
Added on
31 Jul 2014 10:07 am by Erik Elixer
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Tastingtags

99 Notes

thijs100
Expert Senior thijs100 Tasting note
04 May 2017 2:01 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Burnished
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.

Comments

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.

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Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Slàinte Mhath Review note
07 May 2017 2:11 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 89 points

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 89 pts   ·FIRST-CLASS [+]·

Weighted Rate
88.8
Nose
91
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
90
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Tasting note
27 Aug 2017 4:11 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

milder Rauch, Apfel, viel Malz, Toffee, Honig, Rosinen, Walnuss, Tabakblätter, Leder, Politur, Karamell, dunkle Schokolade, frische Brötchen, Laub, Tankeröl, Orangen, Pfirsich, Lakritze, Liebstöckel, Minze, Heidekraut, leicht metallisch, frisches Holz

Taste

wachsig, süß-würzig, Kumquat, Orange, viel Malz, Apfel, Rauch, Schokolade, Espresso, Ingwer, Leder, Salz, Lakritze, mineralisch, Bitterkräuter, Honig, Vanille, Zimt, Kardamom, Muskat, Birne, Pfirsich, Ananas, Rosinen, Butterhörnchen, Pekannuss, Orange-Pekoe-Tee, Eukalyptus

Finish

mittellang, schnell trocken werdend, süß-würzig-bitter, Malz, Orange, Kumquat, dunkle Schokolade mit Zimt, Ingwer, Vanille, Heidelbeeren, schwarze Johannisbeeren, Himbeeren, schöner Rauch, Minze, Eukalyptus, die Schokolade wird heller, Banane, der Tee taucht nochmal auf und auch das Holz ...

Comments

Für 10 Jahre ist hier richtig viel los, schöne Nase, viel Geschmack, langsam ausklingender Abgang - die Aromen changieren und überraschen, die Süße wird schön gehalten von würzigen und leicht bitteren Noten, ein richtig schöner Standard, gefällt mir gut.

sebbes
Member Junior sebbes Tasting note
25 Nov 2017 10:56 pm
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

kalter Rauch, frisches Holz, salzig, Äpfel, Sherry, Weinttrauben

Taste

süß und würzig, Kaffee, Walnuss, entwickelt sich , sehr voll und voluminös im Geschmack

Finish

lang und stark würzig

Comments

Überraschend gut, komplex und vielschichtig

whiskyandco
Expert Junior whiskyandco Note
27 Oct 2017 7:17 pm
whiskyandco gave this whisky 85 points
Thermidor
Expert Senior Thermidor Tasting note
17 Oct 2017 6:47 pm
Thermidor gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Enticingly old fashioned: bacon grease, that old style whisky oiliness, light smoke. No extreme wood here, which makes it delightfully different among contemporaries, in a very Clynelish way.

Taste

Anise, faint leather, mixed tropical fruit. The body is medium and even, but it does feel a little young.

Finish

Characterful, but could be bolder. It feels as if it gets cut too short.

Comments

If the rest of it were the same caliber as the nose, I'd score it much higher.

Donwaldorf
Expert Senior Donwaldorf Tasting note
16 Oct 2017 9:21 am
Donwaldorf gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Un nez clairement sur la tourbe, terreuse tout d'abord qui se transforme rapidement en fumaison de poisson ( Hareng ? ). Quelques cendres et du tabac se promènent dans cette fumée. Derrière, des notes salines, de silex et de cuir. Après aération prolongée les fruits font leur apparition, notamment les agrumes.

Taste

Attaque légère mais pas trop. Réduction maitrisée, pas trop d'alcool, pas trop d'eau, juste ce qu'il faut. Une bouche bien grasse et huileuse. La tourbe/fumée est moins présente qu'au nez. Les notes salines et minérales sont toujours présentes accompagnées d'agrumes, de cacao et de délicates et légères épices. Une belle complexité !

Finish

Finale de longueur moyenne sur la tourbe saline et la cendre tout d'abord. Viennent ensuite quelques notes de fruits, de cuir et une légère amertume.

Comments

Encore un classique de bonne facture. Un rapport qualité / prix quasi imbattable. Dans ce contexte, il n'y a rien à redire, tout est parfaitement maitrisé.

EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Review note
27 Aug 2017 4:43 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
84
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
85
Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
22 Aug 2017 11:48 am
Calmar gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Открытый, насыщенный, нагретая солнцем древесина, горячая древесная пыль, лимонная цедра, цветочные тона, микстурно-травяные нотки, лёгкая минеральность.

Taste

Плотный, сладкий, дуб, лак, маслянистость, волна красного перца, сливочные нотки - варёная сгущёнка, ириски; прополис, чуть горьковатый мёд.

Finish

Свежее, мягкий пряный дуб, травяная горчинка, цедра апельсина, сухофрукты с кислинкой.

Comments

Новая 10-ка ощутимо лучше своей предшественницы, при сохранении большинства составляющих и общего стиля молт стал глубже и насыщенней, ушёл в сторону сладости, избавился от вкраплений дыма, хересные бочки оказали явно положительное влияние. Получился "тяжёлый" молодой спейсайдер с весьма приличными глубиной и насыщенностью при совершенно коммерческой крепости. Побольше бы таких обновлений в линейках.

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
05 Aug 2017 11:40 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.7
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
87
Presentation
86

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