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 8:48 am by Erik Elixir

Average value

€ 70.65

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

113 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.32 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. 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

  3. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

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

  4. Gweddry scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    unfortunately didn't have enough time to explore it a bit deeper; but still, it left a great impression
    • Nose
      first seconds of disinfection, then weaker phenol, bananas, vanilla pudding, sherry
    • Taste
      sherry, fine on CS, weaker carbons, dried and red fruits
    • Finish
      sherry, omelette, oak, a trace of smoke remains

  5. Bomshanka scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Benromach house style from the normal 10 year old, now on steroids. A lot more muscular and intense, but still quite drinkable at 57% abv. - very good value for money.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Greasy and sooty right off the bat, like the smell off the trafo of a hot amplifier. Truffle, maple syrup, fresh oak furniture. A little challenging.
      With water: More on wood polish, mushrooms, heather. Opens up and deepens.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet and sour, woody, rapeseed oil, maple syrup, smoked almonds. Fairly straightforward, again a little challenging, but pleasant.
      With water: Mouth becomes sweeter and citric notes appear faster. A bit more sappy.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Finishing on lime, clay and pinecones. Medium length.

  6. tangtang scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

  7. Igitor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. HunterRomario scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Alcohol: 57%
    Aroma: Overripe fruit, earthiness, clay peat, all combined with citrus acidity and distinct pepperiness. Red grapefruit, orange jam, sweet gummy. (88 b)
    Taste: Lots of sweet sherry, spicy, spicy taste, at the same time very fruity (sweetness and acidity at the same time), oranges, earthiness, sweet woodiness, cinnamon, licorice, tobacco. Peppery aftertaste and a little drier. (88 b)
    Points: 88/100
    Summary: Rich and changeable whisky, the bottle was a good buy.

  9. Mapl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. LordBellamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    with water: now the vanilla comes into its own, shortbread, cookie dough, butterier

    Conclusion: simply a great whisky
    • Nose
      86 86
      a lot of tobacco, earthy, root wood, subtle smoke, clearly noticeable sherry, but without sweetness or dark fruit, but a little blood orange, salt, vanilla, well integrated alcohol, green walnut
    • Taste
      86 86
      beautiful body, tobacco, walnuts, the smoke is getting stronger as well as light oak accents
    • Finish
      86 86
      long, subtle smoke with a lot of leather, some vanilla as well as tobacco and wood


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