Benromach 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
100° Proof
Stated Age
10 years old
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
57.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
30/09/14 4124205006
Added on
05 Oct 2014 8:48 am by Erik Elixir

Average value

€ 61.71

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

121 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.37 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Old School

    In 2009 Gordon & Macphail – the company that owns Benromach – was able to launch the first ever 10 Year Old of their own production. An important milestone, to be sure. Strangely enough, I did not do well immediately. When it was relaunched in 2014, in a smart new packaging, it did get noticed and since then it sells like cupcakes. The Benromach 10 Year Old even won quite a few awards already. It was followed by a Benromach 10 Year Old 100° Proof (meaning 57,0% ABV), which is also met with nothing but kudos. Well, there is little choice but to give it a try then, eh?

    The nose is very special – a bit old school. I can hardly call it fruity. I do get some blood oranges, but then also some shoe polish, mahsed potatoes and some salt. Loads of walnuts and a bit of eucalyptus. Yes, very special, but also very good.

    The whisky has a great body. It hits the taste buds with walnuts, apples and blood oranges, autumn leaves and some stockfish. A nice smokiness develops (that has nothing to do with peat) with some spices. I am reminded of pepper, wasabi and ginger. Hint of chewing tobacco. The saltiness becomes big. Great balance.

    The finish is very long, dry like leather on oranges and walnuts.

    Wow, what a great whisky indeed. Not for beginners, I dare venture. Adding a teaspoon of water is no luxury.

  2. MrDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 86pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose is pretty spicy and deep with notes of red fruits, chocolate with cinnamon and some rubber subtones.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is slightly dry and pretty different than the nose with notes of smoked meat, red apples and honey cake.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is quite long with beautiful mild peatiness and woodiness with notes of nuts and red apples.

  3. tangtang scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    really nice tasty malt. I like the combination of flavors very much. Very tasty.
    • Nose
      Sherry notes, leather, dark fruits, slightly malty and salty, herbs, with hand warmth some ash comes to the fore, which quickly swings into tobacco notes
    • Taste
      A spicy start, sherry notes and the leather notes from the nose are present again, becoming minty, slightly pepper, stimulating saliva, becoming a little dry towards the end
    • Finish
      nice sherry notes combined with a nice basket of dark fruits, turning a little minty and then a little bit chocolatey. Medium to long.

  4. g00se scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Delicious leather malt with a fine smoky note and plenty of reserve to dilute / experiment.

  5. praisethepasta scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Impressive whisky, quite a different animal than the classic 10 yo at 43% ABV. An absolute belter of a whisky, but not for the fainthearted as this takes you on quite a ride.
    • Nose
      88 88
      red fruits and fruitcake with spices, with peat lingering in the background, grainy and nutty. when adding water it develops into a more rounded nose, with the fruit even more prominent
    • Taste
      89 89
      dry arrival, rather different than the nose. the same elements are present but the balance is altogether different: the peat is more prominent and I picked up a lot more spicy notes. After adding water the balance is somewhat restored, and when you give it another 15 minutes a lot of woody and nutty notes march to the front to add some more complexity to the already impressive party.
    • Finish
      87 87
      long and sticky with peat, wood and nuts dominating

  6. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Cinnamon chocolate cookies with rubber, smoked meat, red apples and honey cake.

    RATING: 86pts - [n22,t22,f21,b21] → |86-89: Remarkable|

  7. YD84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    All the standard Benromach traits are there, but dialled up to 11. Old leather, old books, powdered chocolate, oranges, subtle smoke, tobacco, caramel, dried fruits, roasted nuts, earth. A little meaty, especially on the nose. It packs a wallop.

    I enjoy playing around with different levels of water as it can switch and change significantly. There's never a dull moment with this whisky, it's rich, intense and everything about it is delicious. An absolute stunner.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. wncvirus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: oak, lots of alcohol
    Taste: strong alcoholic, oaky. Finish weak, no practice. Whisky plaque. Too strongly alcoholic for me.
    Rating: 82/100.

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very exciting and great whisky. I like it. Herbaceous, smoky and the meaty notes with the sherry sweetness. Goes great together.
    • Nose
      Sweet, Haggis Meaty, Spicy, Liverwurst., Sherry, Dark Fruit, Peat, Cough Syrup. cool nose
    • Taste
      herbaceous, spicy, smoky, tart oak, herbal bitters, peat.
    • Finish
      sparkling, peppery, sweet, spicy.

  10. Don Cassi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    very interesting on the nose: fruity of apricots, a little meaty, spicy, some iodine and vanilla. Some smoke behind. A slight association with pigsty / manure.

    Intense, sweet, fruity and somewhat smoky in the mouth.

    In the finish this meaty note, again some apricot and some coffee.
    Length: 6/10

    Great, characterful Speysider, reminds me a bit of Springbank.

    Grade: 2+


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