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Benromach 10-year-old

Overall rating
86.27/100
votes
776
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
100° Proof
Bottled
30.09.2014
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
30/09/14 4124205006
Barcode
5020613050051
Added on
05 Oct 2014 8:48 am by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65.87

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

105 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.27 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. pdby scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Interesting, rich, with the aroma of rubber and smoked meat, red apples and chocolate chip cookies with cinnamon, the taste is dry, slightly sweet with hints of dried fruits, honey and pastries, the finish is long, dry, with nuances of apples and dark chocolate.
    Well, good for a decade! It is very pleasant that so far even the basic releases of distilleries can be of high quality, with good work with barrels. Although the elevated fortress certainly does its job.

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

  4. vmp scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Tried at a bar. Excellent stuff.
    Light smoke with fine sherry sweetness. Good depth of flavours

  5. g00se scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  6. volker40sw scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on a hiking trip in the woods.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Name: Benromach
    Series: 100% Proof
    Distillery / Bottler: Distillery Bottling
    Age: 10yo
    Distilled / Bottled: Bd
    ABV: 57%
    Casks: Bourbon & Sherry Casks
    Cask # Bd
    Bottle: N / A
    wb # 58640
    ***
    ????: gold
    ????: sweet, lacquered oak sweet, compared to the usual 10yo here like feeling more age-old, more intense, cool, nothing alco
    ????: sweet, bourbon, don't even feel alcohol, slightly stinging, goes off quite quickly, too bad
    ????: stinging, quite short
    ***
    I think I prefer the traditional 10yo, ram as if everything is smooth (for its age) and it fits together a little bit here
    ????: 4/10
    ????: 85/100

  8. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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