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Overall rating
84.93/100
votes
1038
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

€ 42.67

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

143 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.93 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. 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. 

  4. PaulDvorak 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.

  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. WillemvdK scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    You want bang-for-your-buck? This is it. Big recommendation to anyone, but surely not for the complete novice. (as this would be just too tough to get your head around)

    If it only had a slightly higher ABV... Oh wait, there's a 57% version ;)
    • Nose
      Wonderully full bodied oldschool nose. Somehow this smell always reminds me of an old, greasy car garage. With mechanics in greasy, dirty coveralls and someone grinding through some chassis or whatever in the back with metal sparks flying all over. So yeah: grease, oil, metal, dried dark fruit (plums?), mint and burnt twigs. All brilliantly packed and condensed into one big aroma experience.
    • Taste
      A rather watery arrival, must be the ABV. Dried fruits, old tin can, shoe polish and some mint or eucalyptus. Gets smokier towards the end.
    • Finish
      A very rewarding finish. Medium in length, but very pleasant - tastewise. Toasted oak, furniture polish (the one you use for oak furniture) and some rusty metal.

  9. Jean_Claude_van_Dram scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    I cannot think of a more complex and satisfying core range 10-year-old. An essential bottle.
    • Nose
      91 91
      A remarkable nose. Shoe polish, calf leather, and all of the waxes and lotions that one might imagine in an old fashioned shoe shop.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Intense and sweet, refreshing menthol, gentle smoke in the background.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Full and sweet, ending on sweet smoke.

  10. Svarttt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A fine standard.
    • Nose
      85 85
      From fish to sherry, there is always something new to discover. Very complex for a 10 year standard bottling.
    • Taste
      84 84
      A pleasant sweetness, a little spice and the peat comes out at the back
    • Finish
      82 82

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