Benromach 10-year-old

Overall rating
84.75/100
votes
1239
Whiskybase ID
WB56765
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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Bottle code
4122011773
Barcode
5020613023680
Added on
31 jul 2014 10:24 am by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48.73

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Whisky reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

143 users have left 162 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.75 points.

  1. zzqfyl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. MarcinCh scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Smoke, there's some sweetness underneath it and hints of red fruit.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Pretty sweet, a little oily, sweet smoke, maybe a little salty caramel, traces of red fruit, salt, spices, pepper.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sweetness, salt, spices, pepper, red fruit. Medium-long.

  4. MrDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 86pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is wonderfully inteste with notes of extinguished fire, salt, tar followed by sweetness of strawberry jam.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is peppery and powerful with black pepper followed by citrus fruits and wood varnish.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is medium length and quite tannic with notes of assorted nuts and bitter citrus zest.

  5. Monstruo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    One of the best vfm whisky!!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. jykoo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    really nice, well develop. good value for money.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dried fruit sweetness, marmalade, apricot, caramel. lovely peat smoke, okiness and savory.
    • Taste
      85 85
      a lot more savory on the palate. Medium + body, oily texture
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium + finish

  7. chrisyeo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    30ml Sample from Whisky.Hedonist

    Nose - I like this nose, the aroma is gentle sweet , slight peat , oaky vanilla
    Taste - burst of sweetness , mild peat ,
    Finish - warm little peaty finish , light lingering sweet medium finish , on 2nd sip peat is somewhat stronger
    • Nose
      I like this nose, the aroma is gentle sweet , slight peat , oaky vanilla
    • Taste
      burst of sweetness , mild peat ,
    • Finish
      warm little peaty finish , light lingering sweet medium finish , on 2nd sip peat is somewhat stronger

  8. Daan2 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Sweet. Slightly smoky but not peat or medicinal. Pretty spicy for 43%

  9. Ostap scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Excellent basic whisky, bar version from the category "For every day". I don't know for sure what "old school whisky" is, but I'm convinced that in this case it is.
    • Nose
      88 88
      White pepper, black pepper, winter pear, white grapes, livestock, mattress, head, pleasant earthiness (aroma of the village, fields, harvest ...), apple jam, smoked, hay, apricot drying, baking bread, waffle cup from ice cream , raisins, milk iris, peach, a little mint, framed frames of hives, smoked malt, rice porridge with apples. Thick, rich aroma.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sour, smoky, meat, dry, pepper, smoked, berry tart, a chic balance of sugar and salt.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Quite long, warming, mineral, grass stalk juice, dry, oak, smoldering effect.

  10. MLE scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  11. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose:
    Aah, this delicious spicy note, which consists of vegetable notes and yeast as well as furniture polish.
    And clear, fine campfire smoke.

    Mouth:
    Smoked something (salmon ham?) With a pinch of lemon pepper - interesting what's going on!
    It's like drinking wood juice while eating ham.

    Finish: A long melodious note, spicy on the one hand, but also honey-sweet wood aromas.

    Conclusion:
    Always amazing, this abundance of aromas between chestnut, shoe polish and Maggi. In addition, a delicious campfire aroma, but only a hint of dark fruit - wow.
    (2017)

  12. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    IF there was an inexpensive, yet well-made daily dram I would recommend it is this one. Subtle honeyed smoke, fruitiness, tartness, balance - everything you need for enjoying at various occasions.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  13. hafssol scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Actually classic Speysider, with lots of vanilla and red fruits taste, but also a pronounced "wild" character that makes it enjoyable as well as bold. Rounded on the palate, but with some edges on the nose, it's a fully rewarding dram, not as easy as it could seem. Thumbs up, especially from a quality/price point of view.

  14. Laga93 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  15. Foudos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  16. Suevia scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Excellent standard expression, insanely good value for money. Serve it blind to even seasoned whisky geeks and they will be impressed and never guess it to be a mere 10yo whisky for 3x €

  17. Gweddry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    quite a moody dram, sometimes it really shines, other times it's a bit shy
    • Nose
      sweet sherry, smoke, peat, red fruit, raspberries, honey, apple cider, leather, mustard, praline, shoe polish, figs, mint, salt, orange, cumin sticks
    • Taste
      smoke, sweet, malt, sherry, vinea, trace of omelette and coals, trace of coffee, herbs, tobacco, minerals, salt
    • Finish
      very long, weak carbons, sweet omelette, blackberries, dry wine, raisins, apple juice, almonds

  18. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  19. L_Gillian scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Honeyed dutch gingerbread, hazelnut praliné, dirty and dusty modern sherry, wax.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Turns intensely fruity with that smoke in the background. Grilled nuts and fruits. Oranges
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very tobacco-forward. Earthy peat and honey, candle wax.

  20. Teomarg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. korelatio scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    N: smoke, green apple, citrus, vanilla, honey, salty, sea, nut (?), Sulfur, rather dry, all very pleasant and smooth
    S: smoke, dark chocolate, honey, salt, more salt
    F: sherry, dried fruit, smoke, dark chocolate, talisker
    A nice balance of sweetness, smoke and freshness. guitar

  22. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I’ve emptied a few of these bottles already but I never got to write an extended review about it yet. Dunno why but better late then never since this one really deserves it to be reviewed! To be fairly honest I totally dig this whisky! It’s a straight out of the shelves bang for your buck. You get a lot more then what you pay for. In the Netherlands around €35-40 which is a steal in terms of quality.
    • Nose
      This is an old style nose. Something they look for on purpose at Benromach and they succeeded in getting there very convincing! On the nose it gives a beautiful and delicate whisky. It’s full bodied. Sweet and a wee dry. A complex mixture between sherry & bourbon casks. Absolutely the best of both worlds. Rich flavors is what I get. Red fruit mix with mild spices, mild smokiness and oak. I get forest fruits, kiwi, vanilla, honey and caramel fudge. Cream buttered oak and a whiff of smoke on the nose. Not peatsmoke. More delicate and subtle. Just terrific!
    • Taste
      The palate is so incredible powerful and balanced at the same time. Quite stunning at 43% ABV. Really impressive. Again this reminds me to old whiskies. Whisky from a time that even at just 40% ABV the whiskies had such a full and rich flavored body. This Benromach proves that it’s still possible to achieve this. There is definitely more smokiness going on here but still in a very supporting way. On the palate I get hazelnut chocolate, red apples, oranges, and the bitterness of young kiwi. Cinnamon, charred oak, fresh leather and cigars are in play as well. The depth is incredibly good. If tasted blind I would have sweared this was an rather old whisky in terms of age.
    • Finish
      The long finish is extremely delicate, oily and again balanced. But after the nose and taste already have quite a big palate of flavors, the finish again keeps me busy for quite a while. There is some much going on here. I get raspberry now as well as wood shavings and fresh tobacco. Again some kind of honeyed sweetness and crème brûlée. I get a kind of mint-like peat experience when breathing in trough my mouth. The whole ends in a campfire/wood shavings kind of flavor. Excellent stuff!

      Big compliments to Benromach. This is without a doubt one of the best, if not the best entry core range whisky I’ve tasted.

  23. Jean_Claude_van_Dram scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    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.

  24. Svarttt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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

  25. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  26. WhiskyRanked scored this whisky 76 points Expert 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

  27. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo 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

  28. 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.

  29. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Unique leafy tobacco smoke, which gives the whisky an older feel and provides Benromach instant recognisability. Lacks a bit on finish unfortunately.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Unique dry 'leafy' smoke. Sweet and quite fruity with apple, forest fruits and dates. Also tobacco, vanilla and shoe polish.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Medium dry smoke (tobacco?), citrus fruits, apples and brambles. Less common notes like mustard and smoked almonds.
    • Finish
      83 83
      A bit weaker: medium dry/leafy smoke (tobacco?), citrus, mineral water, walnuts and artificial sweetener.

  30. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    ***
    ????: gold
    ????: pleasant, bourbon, quite intensely bourbon, although you can still feel the freshness of the distillate, sweet, quite, not quite
    ????: sweet, very sweet, very chewy but pleasant, slightly biting, typical ff bourbon, unfortunately light alcohol can be felt although it is not irritating
    ????: slightly tart, slightly warming, not even that short
    ***
    Such OK dram, he misses a lot but nothing at all disturbs, cool party dram
    ????: 4/10
    ????: 86/100

  31. mxd scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    This is absolutely my new favorite whisky! It's balanced, tasty and distinguised. Great value for money!

  32. peteofbryne scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Am surprised by this young whisky showing a decent degree of complexity. This is a very respectable 10yo.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Quite malty, light peat smoke, lightly citrus and pear, herbaceous, wet cloth, mild dishwasher in a pleasant way, very light hint of wood varnish lurking behind - almost imperceptible had I not closed my eyes and highly focused on the nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Orange peel, pear, canned peach, even more herbaceous, lingering note of sun-scorched cut grass or shrubs, sweet cantaloupe, wood varnish or glue returning, mild sherry note, nice light smoke lingering, mild pepper and should-I-say, cardamom-y like when you taste Indian spiced tea, a touch of bitterness follows right after the sweetness, overall medium-to-full body.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, delightfully a bitter-sweet or rather, sweet-bitter interplay.

  33. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.

  34. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 86 points Expert 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. ⁣

    86/100

  35. 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.

  36. SRB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  37. IIIZIII scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very singular smoky sherry. Rather charr smoke, slightly bacony, meaty. Sweet baked fruits on a meaty base. Very interesting and hard to pin down notes. Nutty. As opens up the somke almost disappears completely, and the meatyness comes forward. Slightly even salty. Sweet/salt/savory complexity
    • Taste
      Unexpected sweetness, very intense arrival, heavy spices, thick, without water it is very sharp. Even peppery, hot ginger.
    • Finish
      The finish is hot but with no alcohol but sweet peppery notes.

  38. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  39. Erik1908 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My first bottle ever. In "when in Scotland, do as the locals do", I purchased this in a shop in Spean Bridge back in the summer of 2012. Why this Benromach? Because this was the cheapest bottle I could find. Little did I know.

    Last night I tasted it again in a line up of (semi) peated whiskies. It did not disappoint me.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Nice sweet fruity nose with delicate smokey flavors.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fruity peat smoke flavors. Very good for a whisky bottled at 43% abv. Bit of pepper. Although I believe this would have been much better when bottled at 46 or 48%.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Quite a thin finish which is unfortunately a bit too short.

  40. Gaija scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very good daily dram that has a very balanced profile of various "reasonable" flavours and yet a very defined personnality, ala HP 12 or Bunna 12. Can't go higher because palate and finish lack a bit of substance and evolutivity, but it's quite generous for 43% that said.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very nice ! Fresh red apples and fresh hazelnuts lead to a very nice forestian theme with fallen leaves, nutmeg, sandalwood oil. This is very aromatic and has a good spontaneity. Dry pine cone, a dash of pepper, and something reminding me of a tajine. Couldn't tell you why. But I like it !
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very nice but not the same substance or complexity than the nose. Earthy and forestian profile with actually a bit of ... peat ? Wet newspapers and ashes. Nice ! Fallen leaves and pepper again.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Green pepper, that aromatic woody side again (thuja ?), fallen leaves, hazelnut shells and some ashes sprinkled on top for good mesure. Not very long or evolutive though, but that was to be expected.

  41. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A good alternative to islays peat. Thick, oily, great peat integration with a nice amount of malt and sherry.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A bit muted, light honey, a whiff of peat, salinity, hint of sherry
    • Taste
      89 89
      Malt, peat, vanilla, sweet but not overly, oily and thick.
    • Finish
      87 87
      BBQ Peat, sherry sweetness, and salty maltiness

  42. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A Brief Comparison of 10yo (WID: 56765), 15yo (WID: 68235), and 10yo 100 ° Proof (WID: 107978)

    In the direct comparison between 10yo and 15yo, I first try hard to choose a favorite. The 10 is a little fresher, younger and the 15er muted and darker. The 15er probably has more sherry influence. Also, the smoke is rounder at 15, but somehow fuller. At first I found the 15er a bit more boring than the 10, because he was maybe too smooth in comparison. Now I think the 15er but better. He is rounder (not boring), but also voluminous.

    The 10yo 100 ° proof naturally has more power. Also he looks somehow dirtier than the other two. From the notes he goes rather in the direction of 15 with more power and dirty impact. Not so elegant, but heartier. You could probably have appreciated a bit older.

    A total of 3 really delicious malts. For me, the 10yo 100 ° is the winner. I already had a bottle of that and there will probably be another one.
    The 10yo 100 °, if you like it a bit gruff.
    The 15yo, if it should be a little quieter.
    But even the 10yo is a malt that you can buy for the money.

  43. Bomshanka scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful speysider with a few tricks up the sleeve. Non-chill filtered and natural colour, and a decent 43% ABV. At this pricepoint I am hard pressed to name a better contender for good allrounder from Speyside.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet smokey sherry notes, slightly dusty, sweet berries, hay, dried heather. After a while zesty notes appear, fresh and fruity with peat. Then some malty, bready whifs. Then dried herbs. Quite complex and morphing in the glass.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet and malty, with some gingery and citric notes mingling. Fresh fruits, barely ripe plums, apple, orange. Vanilla and pleasant oak, faint peat in the background with mint. Slightly less complex compared to the nose, but very pleasant and engaging.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Finishing on candied oranges and plums and some vauge wood smoke.

  44. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 89 points Super 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

  45. Pyromann scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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.

  46. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

  47. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.

  48. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke in the nose. However, from the glass more subtle than he has made the impression of the vial.
      Sweet tobacco, subtle fruit notes, but dark, covered. Slightly musty, wet foliage, earthy, but always sweetish. Light burnt caramel.
    • Taste
      In the mouth first the light earthy smoke, but also here sweetly discreet caramel and some fruit.
    • Finish
      Sweet, earthy again on swallowing, very soft, followed by a long fine finish with a slight smoke reverberation.

  49. dramspotter scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      warm, a little spice
    • Taste
      rounded taste, few harsh edges
    • Finish
      reaching towards medium

  50. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky 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.

  51. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Overall, a well-balanced malt with a pleasant smoke. In the mouth it is quite light / soft, but interesting. A little more alcohol could possibly do him good. Very good uncomplicated standard with great PLV.
    • Nose
      85 85
      beautifully integrated pleasant smoky note; Notes of sherry; fruity sweetness; a bit nutty and vanilla
    • Taste
      87 87
      creamy, soft mouthfeel; fruity-spicy; Sherry notes; subtle smoke in the background
    • Finish
      86 86
      sweet and spicy; pleasantly smoky; Oak is discreet

  52. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  53. Kaleva scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good whisky, shows excellent complexity as for 10 yo. Nice smokiness, but much softer than Islay expressions. I would compare it to the Bowmore style, but here sherry influence is rather weak. Anyway on my opinion this bottle is a must in a whisky lover's collection.
    • Nose
      Smoke, rubber, honey, fruitines in a form of yellow apples and apricots, prunes, dried figs, orange zest, sherry, charcoal, some waxy notes
    • Taste
      Medium-sweet, slightly spicy, with clear industrial notes (motor oil, plastic), dried fruits, red apples, sweet oranges, malt, black currant notes, smoke on the background, light oaky bitterness
    • Finish
      Long, warm, nutty, buttery, smoky

  54. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  55. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      lighter, aromatic camp fire smoke, red fruits of sherry, also here a sweetness, which could be honey, removes also fresh fruits such as a green apple, the smoke turns to smoked sausage
    • Taste
      red fruits, aromatic smoke, the alcohol is not felt at all, very pleasant in the mouth
    • Finish
      medium

  56. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Leather, cherry and caramel, the three markers of sherry. It jumps at the nose, so to speak. A waxed leather that smells like new, very red and crunchy cherry, the caramel that comes straight from the pan, a little bitter. We add a light, ashy peat, varnished wood, and something like white fruit, a hint of orange. Vanilla and milk. In the mouth, it is fruity and spicy, it gives more on the muscat grape, the sour apple, a little milk chocolate. The caramel is more present in the finish, which takes on a certain scale. Dried fruits and pomegranate seeds. Coal.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/05/benromach-10-yo-43-original-bottling.html
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  57. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  58. Jasper1987 scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    One of my favorite affordable whisky's at the moment. It is interesting, quite complex and so drinkable!

    Earthy sherry. Red apples, peaches and oranges. Dry wood. A hint of soft smoke, like a fire from a distance with some leaves and pinecones in it. A slice of cured meat. Burnt honey. Sweet spicies and golden syrup.

    Must have!

  59. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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. 

  60. Jan Francisco scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  61. Lakerfield scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    This is the bottle I would grab for an occasional all-around dram. There are days I don't enjoy it that much and I think it has to do with the fact it reminds me of a blended whisky. A good blend actually, but still.. Just not interesting enough.
    • Nose
      Starts off fruity with a whiff of smoke. Apple juice, grapefruit, figs, malt, almonds, vanilla, salted caramel, anise, Highland peat, subdued smoke and something I could only identify as moss. This goes together very well. Light smoke, a mild sherry influence and enough character of the original spirit just make a good combo.
    • Taste
      Thin mouthfeel. Fairly identical to the nose but sweeter and more peaty. Vanilla, apple, citrus, kiwi, dry biscuits, salt, peat and a little sulfur note. This made me say: 'Now this is a Scotch that tastes like Scotch' Or something like that.. Great balance between the soft fruity notes and the peat/smoke, a very rounded whisky without any particular bold flavors that stand out.
    • Finish
      Medium, the sweeter notes disappear quite fast. The smoke lingers a bit longer, becoming more dry with time.

  62. thugut71 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  63. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A fairly complex whisky, pleasant in the nose and yet quite powerful on the palate, alcohol is great, the maritime and herbaceous reminiscent of the Highland Park 12, which in my opinion has a little more salt and fewer herbs, and is also drier. A top whisky in this price range which is really fun.
    • Nose
      Mandarin, lemon peel, vanilla, honeysuckle, light smoke, salt, sea spray, damp grass / hay, malt candy
    • Taste
      Vanilla, wild honey, white pepper, walnut, heather flower tea, creamy
    • Finish
      Medium long, salty, espresso, dry, pleasant

  64. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  65. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very complex and pleasant standard. A very good malt.
    • Nose
      Pleasant camp fire smoke mingles with fruity sherry tones. Oranges, apples, polish, tobacco. An interesting melange, which one likes to linger long. Caramel, vanilla and some oak flavoring behind it.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly creamy-sweet. Again smoke, with bacon in the start, then fruity with apple, oranges and honey sweetness. At the same time again smoky-peppery, some oak.
    • Finish
      Mitel long. Oranges, herbs, cold smoke.

  66. larswehmeier scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    For me a really well composed whisky, in which smoke, oak and sherry complement each other perfectly and do not drown each other out.
    • Nose
      A fine smoky note first rises from the glass. Behind it clear spicy and dark wood. Finally some sherry sweetness and raisins.
    • Taste
      Strong start. Creamy. Very round and balanced. Great balance between light smoke, spicy oak and sweet sherry. I like it very much.
    • Finish
      Medium long and mild.

  67. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  68. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  69. sebbes did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Surprisingly good, complex and complex
    • Nose
      cold smoke, fresh wood, salty, apples, sherry, grapes
    • Taste
      sweet and spicy, coffee, walnut, develops, very full and voluminous in the taste
    • Finish
      long and strong spicy

  70. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  71. 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.

  72. 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 ...

  73. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  74. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The new 10 is significantly better than its predecessor, while retaining most of the components and the general style, the Molt became deeper and more saturated, went to the side of sweetness, got rid of the inclusions of smoke, sherry barrels had a clearly positive influence. It turned out to be a "heavy" young speaker with very decent depth and saturation with a completely commercial fortress. More of these updates in the lineup.
    • Nose
      Open, saturated, sun-heated wood, hot wood dust, lemon zest, flower tones, herbal mixes, light minerality.
    • Taste
      Thick, sweet, oak, varnish, oiliness, a wave of red pepper, creamy notes - boiled condensed milk, toffee; propolis, slightly bitter honey.
    • Finish
      Fresh, soft spicy oak, grassy bitterness, orange peel, dried fruit with sourness.

  75. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  76. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A quality entry level single malt to rival Glenmorangie 10.
    • Nose
      Turkish Delight, sweet smoke, a few meaty notes, burnt orange, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      Quite full on the palate, some sweetness creeps in, dark chocolate liqueur, biscuit, a hint of ginger and a few spices and some peat/brine makes its presence felt.
    • Finish
      Medium length, with some spices coming through at the end.

  77. Jonathan Kleß scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    It's an old-school, old-style whisky, that tastes like not much else you could find today (Springbank? Oban?).Really delicious and quite perfect.
    • Nose
      It's a very classy and subtle nose. Takes 2 drops of water to open up, not much.  

      A pleasant layer of tobacco and toffee over some fruity ale. Pronounced notes of shoe wax and polished wood. Engine oil and seawater.Some broken branches and embers of a campfire with the slightest phenolic touch. A few sweet dried fruits come through, apricots and raisins. Rosehip. Bone-dry sherry gives it a nice coherence and is omnipresent, while never being intrusive. 
    • Taste
      Perfect body at the ABV, Salmiak, sweet applejuice, clove spiked oranges. Starts off on a mineral note and then gets firmer with bitter herbal teas
      and lightly smoked Lapsang souchong. Walnuts, cardamom and fish sauce.
    • Finish
      Gentle, but still firm with a perfect combination of burnt raisin, apple skins and walnuts, plus some shrimp crackers. Pleasantly dry with an ashy, peaty touch. Medium+ length.

  78. Vipère scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Nose: it's crazy! Leather, tarry tow, smoke ... on getting on, we pass on more round notes, caramel, always coated with wood fire. Palate: creamy texture, greedy. Leather always, peppery notes, fruit. Final: long and pleasantly smoked.
    An excellent whisky to have at home, superb ratio Q / P.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  79. Patrick93 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  80. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great price / performance ratio. Colleague below has described everything very well.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  81. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2015]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85. I took no detailed notes as the whisky did not interest me.

  82. 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.

  83. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The de-construction [and re-construction], of the standard 10yo 43%The standard 10yo is made up of a large percentage of 9yo sherry matured whisky and a smaller percentage of 9yo bourbon matured whisky before being finished for 18 months in oloroso casks - all first-fill. It's then watered down using de-ionised water, re-married, left to rest and then finally bottled. We got to try the constituent parts that went in to making the 10yo before trying the finished article and its older brother. The only substantial missing link in this enlightening tasting was the absence of the new-make spirit which i always find illuminating to understanding.Benromach 9yo First-fill bourbon CS 58.9%
    As Benromach only use first fill casks, this relatively young juice at cask strength is likely to be punchy.
    N: You can literally smell the cask and those modern efficiency-prepared oak staves. Not sure there's much of the spirit's character to be gleaned here, just a passing whiff of apple pips. With water and time, clearer fruit notes appear - namely  apples & pears, soft pears.
    T: This is brash stuff, fruity & grassy before evidence of that 10-12 ppm peated barley finally emerges.
    F: Now there's an oily/tar quality [from the peat, char?], before the appearance of smoke only. There are greener notes with water. Concludes with a smokey barley finish.
    C: Quite harsh and raw at times, mainly speaking of that fresh, new 'tech' oak. Let's move on to the sherry casks.Benromach 9yo First-fill sherry cask CS 59%
    N: This is a savoury, meaty-Bovril sherry nose.
    T: Coal tar, charcoal, BBQ bacon,..... dry overall.
    F: Grassy, raw and unripe actually with green fruits - apples to greengages.
    C: Like the bourbon 9yo, it's the young wood that speaks loudly. The resulting sherry cask influence is rather varied from nose to palate to finish, which is no bad thing. Let’s try the two combined finished in oloroso casks..

    Benromach 10yo CS 57.6%
    So, this is a malt blend of the 9yo bourbon & 9yo sherry casks [all first-fill], finished for 18 months in oloroso and presented at cask strength.
    N: It’s still very raw and pokey but that oloroso finish as rounded off the edges somewhat. Adding water bring out the rubbery [erasers] raisins. There’s a little smoke.
    T: A little more rubbery>erasers.
    F: The actual oloroso comes out clearly now as does the light barley smoke with a lasting vegetal sour-cream note.
    C: Take away the oloroso roundness factor and you still have a raw and boisterous whisky. The high abv isn't helping the cause, but let's remember this is still not the finished article 10yo - reduced to 43%, married, rested and then bottled.Benromach 10yo [2016] Ob. [bar: S020613023680] 43% Score: B[-]
    N: It’s the sum of its parts but the abv reduction has tempered much of the rawness by rounding off those rough oak edges whilst softening the impact of the oloroso directly. It's even possible to detect the bourbon notes from the sherried ones, having done the de-construction.
    T: Soft rubbery, bouncy chew. The rawness has been ‘sherry-disguised’. The peat level is just enough, and most desirable.
    F: Familiar cask-sour notes.
    C: This certainly is the finished article. There's still a rawness but a rounded rawness, and it doesn't just taste like sherry - hence a good mix. It’s a very well constructed malt and all the better for those phenols - I’m happy for more. Blog

    Benromach 'reconstruction'
    C: This wasn’t part of the program but my ‘master blender’ gene took over. I proceeded to mix my samples of the 9yo bourbon, the 9yo sherry and the 10yo CS, then married them for around five minutes in a glass with a splash of water. What became apparent is how important dilution is, equal to the oloroso influence on rounding off the sharp edges in conjunction with good marrying time.What an insight this de-construction tasting has been, an insight into the complexities that go into making ‘standard’ expressions and the blending skills required to execute such a presentation. We call these single malts, but blending of the different components is what makes the mark.Thank you to Rebecca [Benromach] and the Whisky Lounge team for this experience.

  84. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  85. emptycask scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Nose:

    Sweet raisins, pineapple sap, malt, licorice, sour green apple, coffee, honey and a little bit of Orange peel.

    Taste:

    Nutty, hot pepper, caramel sweet, more apple but now more like sweet red apple, washing powder. In the development finally a little bit of peat smoke and the taste I have after brushing my teeth (methol ?)

    Finish:

    Quite long, peat smoke, hot pepper and again a little weird with the washing powder.

    I would buy another bottle, so much more to explore.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  86. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  87. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    perfectly balanced and
    approachable… cheap too
    • Nose
      speyside
      floral, light bread, honey, vanilla, ham, light fruits,
      light smoke
    • Taste
      honey sweetness, light nuts
      and grass, cream, light fruits, touch of berries, touch of sherry, white wine,
      some citrus
    • Finish
      medium, complex and satisfying, sea
      breeze (hint of saltiness), perfectly spicy, orange peel, light woodsy spice,
      very creamy with sugars at the back

  88. TheWhiskyAgent scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    On the nose I get a little Vanilla, loads of Fudge and a whiff of peat smoke. There is also a meaty note that brings Parma ham to my mind, I recall finding that in Clynelish as well. A flowery note lies underneath all that. The arrival is sweet, full bodied with an oily texture, almost chewy. A wonderful strain of smoke weaves through the other flavours. So well composed, the oak is there but just rounding everything off. With water it gets fruitier, forest fruits and raisins, honey and some lemon zest. The meaty note has developed into a vegetal one, lets call it cellery stock. The smoke is ever so slight now. The nose has certainly not improved with water, lets see what the pallet says? Still very viscous and quite sweet, some more oak as well. It has turned really flat now I would not add water to this Whisky, mind you 43% is allready as low as I like to go for drinking strengh. Medium finnish that leaves you with a taste of dunnage warehouse and camp fire. Well done Gordon&McPhail (owners of Benromach since 1993) quite the statement for a 10 year old. I really like this style a lot. Can’t wait for whats coming…

  89. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Toasted bread, rich compote of fruits and woody. After a time, honey and raw vegetable emerge, marmite. Lightly peat.

    Palate:- Well rounded and gentle. Creamy, malty and full. Touch of berries fruits.

    Finish:- Smooth and easy. Spice hot, pleasant, good creamy aftertaste. Medium to full body.

    Excellent quality/price ratio.

    — with Benromach Whisky at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  90. sapecosta scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  91. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  92. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  93. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sherry, plums, banana. Some glue and a hint of smoke. Picket fence. Tree bark, forest floor.
    • Taste
      Spicy with dark fruits and honey. Then some malt, wood and cocoa. Medium.

  94. Fable scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  95. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  96. Butz75 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  97. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Delicious whisky, full of flavor, slight influence of peat but also spicy and sweet.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  98. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Whisky with a full flavor, slight turbidity, but especially spicy and sweet.
    • Nose
      (light) peat (smoke), leather, spicy, gingerbread, brown sugar, apple, vanilla, toffee milk chocolate
    • Taste
      Slightly peaty and smoky, slightly salmiak (the first nipples), peppery, full, honey
    • Finish
      Medium-long, slightly peaty, smoky, honey. dry, slightly bitter

  99. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    As with the older version, it's an interesting whisky, very good whisky. It came even better than the older version. I had a sample imported from the Whisky Festival 2016.
    • Nose
      Mixture of honey, vanilla, sweet fruit, sherry, mint and light smoke. Licorice. (85 b)
    • Taste
      Very sweet on the tongue, spicy, windy, with a sherry curl. Chocolate mint sweets. Even in the flavor is a pinch of smoke. (85 b)

  100. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a really good beginner in the Benromach range. For ten years, the already neat dark aromas noticed.
    • Nose
      bright apples and chocolate; Cherries come to it; a little smoke; a bit of muff is there; the alcohol is very well integrated; over time, a pleasant sweetness develops; This is joined by dark dried fruit and a little salt
    • Taste
      spicy oak; very light smoke; again a dark, fruity sweetness; now the alcohol is there, but very pleasant; again apples and chocolate
    • Finish
      short to medium length; Raisins and chocolate; again a nice spice; a very small amount of smoke; on the palate, dark, sweet apples are left behind;

  101. hartist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A modern whisky with a style a bit "old fashioned". Essential in its price range.
    • Nose
      Suave, quite intense and well perfumed. Earthy smoke with a touch of oil, herbaceous notes (peppermint), and in the background a veil of spices and malty aromas (cereals with oleaginous).
    • Taste
      Body rather robust with a soft texture, even "greasy" (wax, oil). Beautiful spicy notes (ginger, cloves, pepper), malty and hazelnut that develop on fruits (chocolate orangettes, yellow fruits), touches of minty freshness and a sweet smoke of wood still green.
    • Finish
      Moderately long, on a slightly bitter note of spicy and slightly liquorice smoke.

  102. Matt80 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nutty, malty, herbal,digestive biscuits. With time there is a coffee note, wood smoke,coastal notes, burnt toffee.

      With water - creamy toffee.
    • Taste
      Ginger, spice, pepper, malt, a little honey, red apples, fruity, a touch of acidity, white wine, wood smoke, salt.

      With water - quite drying, less spice, better balance.
    • Finish
      Medium, fruit juice, a little cardboard, spice, honey, wood smoke, quite drying.

      With water - less sweetness.

  103. ScottFrench scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    What to say if not that this Benromach 10 years is certainly the most successful entry level of the market. Originality, spontaneity, several levels of reading, a vast and generous aromatic palette. It lacks a bit of length in the mouth to go into the upper category. But for about € 50, do not ask too much. A must-have!
    • Nose
      very expressive on notes of sweet cereals, concentrated-sweetened milk. Nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, bring a little crunch and precede spicy notes of cinnamon and pepper. A more austere pan gives character to this malt, with scents of wax, leather, oil and smoke. In the background, notes of juicy plums, lemon, mint and eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      a progressive attack, an oily texture and a generous aromatic palette. We start with notes of leather and polish that progressively evolve towards more phenolic notes of smoke, burnt wood, even gas oil and tar. True to the nose, we always find cereals, cinnamon, almonds and hazelnuts. A nice sweetness is brought by notes of honey, ripe plums, orange, milk chocolate and a veil of freshness with notes of eucalyptus, mint and licorice. This 10-year-old Benromach is surprisingly complex.
    • Finish
      moderately long but with a pretty aromatic persistence on austere notes of waxing, smoke, burnt wood, ash, tar but remains sweet and seductive with a presence of fruits, spices and fresh notes of eucalyptus.

  104. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  105. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Well balanced und full bodied single malt scotch!

  106. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  107. jankes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  108. lupowolf63 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  109. Bottlin Bond scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  110. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    An entry level more than decent, he is happy to drink. The only downside in my case is the bitterness in the mouth a bit too present for my taste. A good price-performance ratio.
    • Nose
      A slight dry, fruity smoke is what strikes me as I did not expect it. Then comes a mix of apricot, apple, caramel and lemon zest. A little malty malt too. A pleasant nose, which does not change at aeration.
    • Taste
      Sage, without being watery. The reduction is well controlled. Yellow fruits peppered and coated with honey. A strong orange bitterness grows with time.
    • Finish
      Short. The peppery yellow apple dominates for a moment, accompanied by a very fine malty smoke.

  111. Titi94 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Benromach 43% 10 yo vs 15 yo :For me, these 2 new series of Benromach are very interesting. The 15 yo is deeper and richer than the 10 yo, but its price is more than the double (but stay attractive). So, these 2 whiskies are good values and, moreover, very drinkable.

    Same note : 86/100.

  112. ThS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A profile of daily dram friendly but less successful than the old OB of 10 years of age ... This new version is sweeter, less dry and less rustic than the previous one. From "old school" in chromo version, in short.

  113. supastan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  114. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: apple, vanilla, oak, sherry, plums, light smoke and orange in the background
    Taste: spicy oak, light smoke, nut, honey, malt
    Finish: long, light smoke, dark chocolate

  115. joep scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  116. d1scostu scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      93 93

  117. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Looks like the no one ever added bottle-dates/codes.
    I've had bottles from 2 batches so far which I've added as versions:

    07/08/2014
    4125104816

    and

    09/12/2014
    4122101950

    Did anyone see others ?

    ----------edit--------------

    A friend (Medea on WB) send me his bottles' code after reading this, which is the same vatting as the 2nd of mine I would assume:

    11/12/14
    4122106945

  118. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  119. Goethe scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A complex expression of first fill bourbon and first fill sherry. Very pleasant, very round, enjoyable at all.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10 
    • Nose
      Some oily fruits, vanilla, the sherry stays way in the back but takes some influence, mint, some pickles (cucumbers and olives), iron, apples, oranges.
    • Taste
      The sherry jumps out and hides again. Vanilla, apples, a touch of smoke, a bit salty.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Salt again, apples, some grass, dry sherry.

  120. 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.

  121. Guntis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  122. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant and gentle on the nose, a little sherry, smoke very light, makes me think of raw ham.
    Strong onset, young and wild, peppery, fruity, no smoke, but in the end a little.
    Beautiful aftertaste, quickly fading and pleasantly dry, he remains in my memory.
    For a 10-year-old really many impressions.

  123. moviemaniac scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Light-ish, yet fruity, sherried, gentle and well-balanced. This 10-year-old ticks all of those boxes and the light level of peat smoke rounds it off nicely. And at about 35€ (at least that’s what it was when I bought it in 2014) it is a recommendable daily dram – and then some.

    https://dokla.net/dailydram/2015/10/14/tasting-benromach-10-yo/

  124. Doctor B. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  125. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky, has a bit of everything and therefore a real all rounder. This also has a downside, because it lacks its own character.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      82 82

  126. vb_bembel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  127. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This bottling is approachable then its predecessor. The sweetness feels more clear, And the smokiness is tuned up. It might be more easy drinking, also the tastes are more intense, but a think it lost some of its harmony. The earlier version was slower, and understated compared to this one, though I prefer the older one. (This version is great as well -especially at this price range- but too sweet for my taste.

    2015.08.28.

  128. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Benromach 10 yo (43%, OB, +/-2015)  Colour: gold. Nose: yes, it’s well the Springbank from the north (east). Can’t be Lochside anymore, can it? Shoe polish, old oils, gravel, waxed papers, smoked fish (a wee bit), mashed turnips and potatoes, eucalyptus, lovage – or rather Maggi sauce… There should be a word for this, let me check… That’s right, ‘idiosyncratic’. Mouth: yess. Teas (orange pekoe, if you want to know), more smoked fish, more shoe polish and other greasy/waxy things, a pinhead of wasabi, something stale (but very pleasantly so, imagine), more tea, and a growing leafy smokiness. As if they had used autumn leaves instead of peat to smoke their malt. What’s really cool is that some relatively active oak has been in use as well, which adds roundness and sexiness. Otherwise, I guess this baby would be a tad too austere. Finish: long, with a little salt, apple peelings, fresh walnuts, bitter oranges, and grass smoke. Comments: as I remembered it from last year, but perhaps even better. One more point! SGP:463 - 87 points.

  129. Butz75 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  130. Koloman scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    simple and honest
    • Nose
      fresh and youthful, over time a bit metallic, apple and lemon, more pronounced but not dominating smoke
    • Taste
      Vanilla, toothpaste, lemonade, less smoke than in the nose
    • Finish
      Vanilla and metal, only a hint of smoke

  131. Obviousz scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Colour: Amber Gold

    Nose: Fresh, definitely a nice hint of smoke herbs and wood. 

    Mouth: Wood, herbs, and some mintlike freshness. Light hint of smoke, less then in the nose. Citrus fruit and a very light pepper hint. It has a little dry feeling neat. Little drop of water makes it alot less dry and opens it up nicely (less then 1 teaspoon!)

    Finish: It has a subtle smooth finish with still a nice complex wood taste but now the sweeter caramel and chocolate comes through.

    Conclusion: 

    A very good dram of whisky, certainly at it's age. Fairy complex fresh taste and a smooth medium lasting finish. Definitely worth the price.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  132. Titi94 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    LMDW TASTING NOTE

    Gold color.
    Nose: precise and uncompromising, marked by notes of cedar and smoke. A lemony note emerges from the glass quickly followed by bacon and spicy notes. Almond milk.
    Palate: just as assertive as the nose. Generous on the flavors of peat which declines around the aromas of burnt wood, ashes and chimney fire. Smoked fish, hint of liquorice.
    Finish: persistent on peat, but in a much more medicinal register, cardamom, eucalyptus. Back to tar, macadam and dried fish.

  133. Jaydee scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Excellent and complex whisky. Definitely good value for money. Smoke, peat, sherry, herbs, sweetness........the smoke is present in the nose, but rather subtle and balanced. Finish is good, medium.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  134. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  135. Implar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    One of the best Bang for your Buck whisky's I've had. It's around €40. Very complex for it's age.
    • Nose
      Sherry with a blanket of smoke. Lot's of fruits come through, orange, some lemon and melon. The peat smoke is there, but nicely balanced. It doesn't overpower anything, but it's a constant, pleasant smell. With time the smoke brings some pineapple notes and some honey.
    • Taste
      Soft arrival with some vanilla. Develops beautifully in some sherry notes, very nice vanilla. Red apples are in there as well. Creamy mouthfeel, it makes you want to take another sip!
    • Finish
      Some sweet sherry notes, hints of smoke are becoming a bit more prominent taste wise, but just as in the nose, they are extremely well balanced. The finish is medium long, but definitely on the long side for a 10yo.

  136. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    has completely convinced me! A great fruity malt with a light smoke, everything very well integrated. Super all day dram, as a transition to the smoke bombs!
    • Nose
      Immediately a very round and very mature nose, lots of caramel and honey, with blood orange and a salty coastal touch. A fine, spicy smoke makes it all round and special. A true Schnüffelstoff!
    • Taste
      mild, honey-sweet onset, also here dark yellow fruit, immediately comes to the seasoning, lightly baked toast and muesli notes. Works more mature in the mouth than the age suggests. Delicious!
    • Finish
      medium length, slightly stronger smoke, light oak.

  137. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Peach nose, smoke veil, pineapple, spice blend, almond. More smoked and less Sherry than the old, nice enough. The mouth is unfortunately soft and bitter, with always a little smoke and peach. The finish is rather short but pleasant, with a return of fruit and pepper. Better than the old but the mouth remains weak.

  138. Shane_IL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A really beautifal dram. 
    • Nose
      Very woody dry sherry. Fennel. Tobacco, unlit. Treated leather. Candy apple. Smoked meat. Apple sauce. Aromatic coffee. Pine sap. 
    • Taste
      Bitter wood. Dry sherry. Char. Chewy gristley meat. Vanilla. Toffee. Fennel. Mud. 
    • Finish
      Long. Dry sherry and a rich long woody note with some slight undulating smoke. 

  139. tomy63 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    the nose is a little more peaty than the old version, less chocolate and caramel, less sherry, more citrus. Mouth more iodized and smoke (even if it remains light), quite lively, a lot of pepper at the end of the mouth, but less gluttony. Final of fairly good length for 43%, peppered, slightly smoked. A different style of the old version, well done too.

  140. molar3rd scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Matured for the first nine years in 4/5 bourbon and 1/5 sherry casks before a year in sherry casks.

    Nose: This feels much older and heavier than a 10 year old. I am very very surprised (for the best). old school whisky for sure, with heavy fruity notes : stewed plums apples, almonds and a nice sherry influence too, but not overpowering.biscuits and a lovely smoky note too.

    palate: Starts very smoky, wow that’s nice, then followed by bitter sweet notes of sultana and honey with the smoky feeling going on strong, nutty with sweet dough, spices, and pepper. getting dryer with wood. again, very very nice, and much more complex than one can expect a 10 year old whisky to be. Fine stuff!

    Finish: Long, with sherry, wood and a generous amount of sweet-ish smoke. earthy.

    This is a stunning dram. much better than much older whiskies, and i am very very surprised. I knew this was a good whisky after hearing some feedback from fellow whisky aficionados and bloggers, but still, this is AWESOME stuff, and and amazing BFYB. buy this one, wetther you’re on a budcget, or can spare much more. It’s a brilliant daily dram. just that.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/09/21/the-affordable-whisky-that-could-benromach-10/

     

  141. Whiskykoch scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  142. Whiskykoch scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Without water in the nose quite flat, it opens clearly with addition.
    • Nose
      No noticeable smoke, rather grassy, ​​vanilla, lots of caramel and leather
    • Taste
      Oily, spicy resin, oak charcoal, sugarcane sweetness
    • Finish
      Lang

  143. D3US scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Soft smoke, then quite a big malty hit. Some tropical fruit (banana maybe) and some nice, sweetened spice. Oak as well now, adding a bit of sharpness. Dried, salt and sour prune (the asian kind). The smoke returns and I can really notice the sherry influence now, which really makes this whisky well rounded.
    • Taste
      The oaky prickle comes first, and then there’s that big, crisp malt again. Really warming in the mouth, a bit oily as well. I get a slight liquorice-like note now too, like the wooden kind that I used to chew on as a kid. Spice again, maybe more like garden herbs this time. Nice and sweet, with the smoke seeping through at the end. Not the peaty, medicinal kind of smoke, but the wood fire kind. Ginger now?? Weird, but I think that’s what it is.
    • Finish
      Warming in the throat, slowly flowing down in that lovely package of malt, fruit, sweetness and soft smoke. Medium in length I’d say, but for a 10 year old really quite lengthy.

  144. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: As Ralfy's 2014 malt of the year LINK i’ve high expectations considering his last three were all my favourite daily drinkers. This latest Benromach 10 batch has had 8 years in bourbon and 2 in sherry -  a marvellously balanced combo [reminiscent of Bunna 12], coupled with ‘desirably dirty’ mineral notes.
    T: Mild arrival with a good tilting balance like a gentle seesaw. Oak=spirit and spiced malt are very well integrated and the whole presentation is extremely drinkable straight out of the bottle. Also - oaky pancakes, touches of lemon and grapefruit peel with an oily nuttiness show a while later.
    F: Short and mild with an oily fresh, soft chocolate-malt finish
    C: This was a rushed sample but theres lots more to discover i feel. On a purely drinkable front, it scores highly.

    Scores a B [sample]

  145. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  146. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice honest whisky.

    Just enough apples and vanilla, not to much with which I quite appreciate. Barely notice the smoke. Nice sherry notes, but not at all big. A bit 'drop' which I like very much.

    Easy, oily mouthfeel. A bit more smoke. Delicate spicyness. 

    The smoke is most noticeable in the finish. With is nice, fairly long and a bit drying from the oak.

    Somehow feels like a blend of Glenlivet 12, Clynelish 14 and Talisker 10. And also reminds me of Laddie 10.

    Excellent, clean and complete whisky at a nice price.

    Edit: up a point after 2 months open.

    Less apple, more creamy Malt.

  147. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet with clear smoke. Liquorice. Oak. Vanilla. Sherry. Apples. Anise. Orange peel. Pepper. Almonds. In the background prunes.
    • Taste
      Lovely. Smoke. Oily. Orange. Getting sharper. Pepper. Ginger. Honey. Malt.
    • Finish
      Medium. Strong. Smoke. Liquorice. Light sherry. Orange peel. Oak. Dark chocolate.

  148. Falnor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    After the
    previous 10 year old from Benromach the question was whether the packaging was
    just marketing or was there a different whisky? The version from 2009 was absolutely
    great for a OB and at a volume of just 43% a
    big one as well.

    There's
    just to much time between the last 2009 and the first 2014, so I won't compare
    them. I think it's about the same perhaps a bit more sherry.

    Really recommended for those who like an old style with a complex profile. Smoke, herbs, sweetness from sherry, nuts etc.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  149. I_SPEY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Here the official notes:

    Pour yourself a dram of Benromach – not too wee and not too big. Swirl the golden liquid around your glass and notice the AROMA WITHOUT WATER. In other words, take a sniff. Indeed, indulging in several little inhalations is the best way to pick up all the different notes… rich sherry with fruit & nut chocolate, delicate spice, green apples, malty biscuit and a touch of light peat smoke. Now sip your dram, roll the whisky around your mouth and enjoy theTASTE WITHOUT WATER… juicy raspberries and brambles, sherry, creamy malt and a light peat. Next, take in theAROMA WITH WATER… it’s a wee bit nutty with a touch of charred oak and malt, and there’s also some fancy pineapple and kiwi. Add a drop or two of water to release the full TASTE WITH WATER. Savour the succulent mouth coating and taste the toasted malt, delicate peat smoke and lingering sweet sherry… our gorgeous classic Benromach Speyside style of single malt whisky. What aromas and tastes do you sense? Tell us what you think. But after retasting I changed my former rate! >>>87P!

  150. Zumbar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    (tasted at whisky lounge Esbjerg)
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  151. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Benromach;

    Pour yourself a dram of Benromach – not too wee and not too big. Swirl the golden liquid around your glass and notice the AROMA WITHOUT WATER. In other words, take a sniff. Indeed, indulging in several little inhalations is the best way to pick up all the different notes… rich sherry with fruit & nut chocolate, delicate spice, green apples, malty biscuit and a touch of light peat smoke. Now sip your dram, roll the whisky around your mouth and enjoy the TASTE WITHOUT WATER... juicy raspberries and brambles, sherry, creamy malt and a light peat. Next, take in the AROMA WITH WATER... it’s a wee bit nutty with a touch of charred oak and malt, and there’s also some fancy pineapple and kiwi. Add a drop or two of water to release the full TASTE WITH WATER. Savour the succulent mouth coating and taste the toasted malt, delicate peat smoke and lingering sweet sherry… our gorgeous classic Benromach Speyside style of single malt whisky. What aromas and tastes do you sense?80% Bourbon barrels, 20% Sherry hogshead. Final year in first fill Oloroso casks.

  152. Igor Popowitsch scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    To me this is one of the best recent standard bottlings. To some extend comparable to Springbank 10. Absolutely high quality and perfectly balanced complexity. You can immerse in this for hours or just lay back and enjoy! Setting standards.
    • Nose
      Quite smoky! Not an Islay nose (eventually Bruichladdich), but close to Springbank. Rubber duck, orange peel, toffee, raisins, some herbal notes and lots of wood. Leather, tobacco and other scents I normally associate with much older whiskies. After a while some citric notes come up.
    • Taste
      Whow! Sweet in the beginning. Raisins, toffee and other sherry notes, but also pineapple, vanilla and other flavours emerging from the bourbon barrels. Deep notes of sandalwood, cedar, walnut. A bit of smoke drives the complexity to the insane!
    • Finish
      Great! Wood, sherry, smoke, herbs and bourbon sweetness battle for the last man standing!

  153. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind sample from the BTC 2014. I was in doubt between a Benromach and a Bruichladdich so I put a dram of Bruichladdich 2007 Islay Barley and a Benromach 2005
    Origins next to the sample. The Laddie showed more
    similarity to the sample than the Benromach.
    • Nose
      Malt sugar, straw, lime, vanilla, salt, grain and peat smoke.
    • Taste
      Malt sugar, peat smoke, vanilla, almond, orange and grapefruit. The peat smoke gets stronger after a while.
    • Finish
      Malt sugar, peat smoke, citrus, orange, marzipan and something like frying fat.

  154. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I like this style of whisky.
    • Nose
      Smells like it is a mix of sherry and bourbon casks. Some light peat and a nice smoky quality. A bit herbal, but also flatbread and oak, next to some lemon and orange.
    • Taste
      More oak, tannins, obviously this is a bit dry. Some smoke accompanied by rubber. Zesty and peppery as well. And citrus and some darker fruits as well.
    • Finish
      Ashes and orange. Medium-length.

  155. turfsmurf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Notes based on a blind sample. It's a weird dram. Nothing about the smell prepared me for the smoke that kept growing and growing. The smoke keeps the perfumy side nicely in check. I liked it. Weird but nice.
    • Nose
      Very fruity at first (pineapple). Flowers, a light perfumy influence. A bit metallic. Weird nose. After a while the fruitiness recedes and makes way for polished wood and resin.
    • Taste
      Malty, sweet, spices (a hint of anise) and some smoke. After the first few sips the smoke grows bolder.
    • Finish
      Lightly smoked. Licorice root. The smokiness grows in the finish. A few snips of cardboard. Smoky cardboard. That's a first for me. The finish ends medicinally (iodine).

  156. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting BTC 2014 - #5
    • Nose
      wax, oily, grains, sherry, nuts, chocolate, plums, some smoke, caramel and chocolate paste 
    • Taste
      a classic profile with smoke, grains, coffee, vanilla, forest fruits, orange, oily and wax
    • Finish
      medium drying with grains, nuts, liquorice, oily and tea

  157. addyhd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Verry nice sort of classic profile whisky, ( comes to mind) good balance a little smokey, almost complex (in a balanced way , good whisky for a good price.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  158. Thriest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  159. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  160. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Online Nosing and Tasting from www.whiskykoning.nl

    I won this bottle :)
    • Nose
      orange, caramel, spices, vanilla, peat and smoke
    • Taste
      fudge, heath, rubber, chocolate and smoke
    • Finish
      caramel, honey, blackberries, tannins and smoke

  161. Austin.Foster scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  162. Austin.Foster scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, fruit and toasted cereal on the nose.
    • Taste
      Fruit, Spice, some campfire/soot on the palate.
    • Finish
      Sweet finish that hangs out on the back of your tongue.

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