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Benromach 10-year-old

Overall rating
85.13/100
votes
646
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 10:07 am by Erik Elixer
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 45.25

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

107 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.13 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Is it me or is the Benromach 10 getting tastier with every batch? Incredibly impressive and proof that affordable whisky can still equal really, really good whisky.
    • Nose
      Such a recognizable an yummy nose, they really know what they're doing over there in Forres. Plenty of sherry influence. Some oranges, shoe polish and soy. A whiff of barbecue smoke and mild notes of praline.
    • Taste
      A subtle smokiness, some light peat and leather and a hint of cigar ashes. Cured meat, bitter oranges, tobacco and a hint of chocolate. All the while the mouthfeel is rich and oily. Fuck, I knew this was good, but this is really blowing me away now.
    • Finish
      Light peat smoke and some sweet sherry. Medium in length.

  2. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 89 points Administrator

    It takes more than a few drams to recognize the great complexity of this lightly peated Speysider. The nose has numerous layers. Predominant features are delicate bonfire smoke, polished wood and caramel sweetness with apricots, green apples and raisins. Flavorwise, Benromach 10 arrives strong and spicy, turning slightly dry and mineral with a blanket of leafy smokiness. Well-balanced oak cask influence contributes to a nutty, savory and prolonged finish, leaving behind mild bitterness and peat smoke. It's a highly recommended, sophisticated whisky.

    RATING: 4.2/5.0 stars ≙ 89 pts → FIRST-CLASS [+]
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    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. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Jan Francisco scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  7. Lakerfield scored this whisky 81 points Member 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.

  8. thugut71 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

  9. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 86 points Member 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

  10. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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