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Benromach 10-year-old

Overall rating
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 8:34 am by Erik Elixer

Average value

€ 63,00

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

84 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.25 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. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. matts scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Character: A very characterful and intense malt that wants to be explored. Certainly not an infinitely multi-faceted, discreetly complex representative, but nevertheless surprisingly multi-layered and varied. Rating: The Benromach 100 ° proof is a real pleasure. Already with the first contact he has catapulted to my list of standard bottlings, which I would recommend blindly and even as a large bottle (to buy). Regardless of the great value for money, I'm glad to have had the time in the glass. That was not the last time. In the overall view, there are really good 89 points .
    • Nose
      Basic aromas: sherry, fruits, dried fruits, peat, leather, citrus flavors, tobacco, nut, oak, tea, herbs Description: Thick and appetizing, the drop runs from the glass wall back into the glass. At the first contact, there is surprisingly a bit of peat in the nose. The first violin, however, is the sherry - first with rich, juicy red fruits. Blackberries, blueberries and wild strawberries meet dark grapes. Sweet oranges swing too. Only after the first small sip of the nose will there be a noticeable presence of dark dried fruits (raisins, prunes). Remarkable I find the beautiful mixture of pipe tobacco and fine peat smoke, which together with green tea aromas and mint provides for a really nice, fresh counterpoint. Although the nose is extremely intense, the alcohol is surprisingly well integrated. During strong inhalation Benromach pulls pleasantly in the nose. Spontaneously, the thought goes through the head "great, it clears the nose" and with a slight smile, I puzzle a bit, whether I hereby a really good, delicious alternative to Bronchoforton, Pinimenthol u.ä. have found. Incidentally, the nose also tolerates the addition of some water. The emphasis is on something (three to a maximum of five drops per 2cl dram).
    • Taste
      Basic flavors: fruits, dried fruit, spice, tobacco, leather, nut, chocolate, cocoa Description: Clear and intense, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. Juicy fruit notes kick off: intense Amarena cherries, a mix of ripe wild berries and surprisingly rich dried fruits are the main ingredients of the program. Simultaneously with the sultanas and prunes, an intense, peppery spiciness unfolds. Stimulating the salivation, it lays comfortably on the tongue. By and by then come through tobacco and leather and it is increasingly nutty-chocolaty. Walnuts and almonds meet cocoa powder and dark dark chocolate. In the transition to the finish, finally, a beautiful oak makes its way. Everything is very full-bodied and intense. The taste is the beautiful nose in any way after. With a few drops of water I like the taste a little better. Without losing the intense character, the drop is just a bit rounder that the pepper is slightly muffled.
    • Finish
      Basic Flavors: Espresso, Oak, Cocoa, Description: The finish is medium to long and very dry. With intense espresso flavors, lots of oak and cocoa powder, the Benromach sounds warmingly intense. The finish is powerful and voluminous. The finale culminates in roasted aromas that are reminiscent of burnt toast, and surprisingly even a juicy-sweet forest fruit mix sounds in the background. In three words: intense, interesting and delicious.

  4. Alois scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Nice treacherous and delicious.

    Charge 17.04.2017
    • Nose
      Blinde tasting:

      Leather, snuff and cowshed.
    • Taste
      Soft in the beginning. Sweet with oak and Vanilla. Creamy.
    • Finish
      A true afterburner with a fruity, oaky and smoky Finish. 

  5. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A flatterer before the Lord, for the age amazingly complex and round, great whisky
    Rating refers to the batch filled on 17.04.2017
    • Nose
      Very round nose, the sweet bourbon vanilla is joined immediately with sherry and light smoke
    • Taste
      No trace of alcohol, caramelized dark fruits, with some smoke and oak, wonderfully harmonious and round, absolutely consistent
    • Finish
      Medium to long, here shows something the higher alcohol content, sweet and fruity, hardly dry

  6. iDea D scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. iDea D scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Copes with water really well. For 10 yo much depth and complexity. Highly recommended.
    • Nose
      w/o water: soft sweetness of fresh citrus fruits, heavy spiciness and savory notes.

      w/ water: sweet of old fruit and fruit shavings. soft spiciness.
    • Taste
      w/o water: hot, sharp alcohol arrival. Spicy development to citrus/bitter sweet

      w/ water: long, sweet citrus arrival. Very long development from sweet to bitter to spice.
    • Finish
      w/ water: long, warm citrusy spiciness.

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    very independent, intense and delicious
    • Nose
      BBQ sauce, delicious resinous cedar wood, pine resin with honey, red nonspecific sherry fruits intertwined with leather immature walnuts and tobacco, delicate fine spicy smoke - harmonious in harmony with the other aromas, a bit earthy, joinery, oily, syrupy, mint / menthol / eucalyptus , old and mature
    • Taste
      honey sweet, fruity, tingling dry oak, some salt, herbaceous resin, ricola herb sweet, mint, where is the alcohol? , dry oak, old leather belt,
    • Finish
      Cooling and warming at the same time from the mint, beautiful leathery bitter notes with honey sweetness, spicy dry spicy finish - long finish

  9. Mighty Slipper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Full review on my blog :


  10. kimmosuo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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


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