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Benromach 10-year-old

Overall rating
86.27/100
votes
696
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

€ 60,79

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696 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

94 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 Junior

    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. Misery scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Benromach 100 proof 10 yo | 57.1% | 22 + 22 + 21 + 21 = 86pts
    N: Peat-pepper, with a slight hues of fruit, closed, then opened into rubber and smoked meat, red apples, chocolate cookies with cinnamon, orange peel and malt.
    T: The dryness of the wood, the sweetness of dried fruit, a bit of honey and baking.
    F: Dry, tart wood, apples, astringency and bitterness of dark chocolate.
    B: A much more intense and thoughtful history this time, on the floor of the head is exactly above the base ten.

  4. irrerelevant scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The bottle I bought in 2019 varies significantly from the one i got in 2017 in colour, smell and taste. 2019 is much lighter, rogher with less sweet, less intense, much drier sherry notes. I guess Benromach is running out of high quality sherry casks. The fact that the 10 year old at 57% is beeing discontinued supports that theory. Anyway, this is still superb whisky with the full Benromach package of gunpowder, briny smokiness, chalk and clay.

  5. staeand scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      This is a style of whisky you will not find in modern 'I have to please 80% of the public' whisky's. It is a bit fruity, earth notes, some citric notes, nutty and a touch of smoke. All of it quite well integrated.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Classic hit of sweet and sour. Quite some candy, haribo even. There is some sherry touch here, but also quite some bourbon influences.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length. The smoky side shows up more. It goes quickly to a more hardy side, some nutty influences too. Fades away with some caramel sweetness and a touch of wood.

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Like the normal, only stronger and more intense. First a little more alcohol, then a lot of vanilla, some fruit and the nice, slightly sooty note. In the mouth then very strong on fruit, oak, vanilla, spices and light, sooty peat, as well as menthol. Depart ment then a lot of menthol, oak, some soot and towards the end a bit sweeter. Slightly sulphurous sherry flavors and some tobacco. Great part.

  8. TechnOBY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Maltsingler scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. dramspotter scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    The palate is the best but it doesn't help raise it too much; I think it is a very drinkable whisky but not one I would wish to have a bottle of.
    • Nose
      76 76
      pretty hard to come alive
    • Taste
      82 82
      pretty nice and tasting; nothing sharp about it - is orange fruitiness without tartness, with maybe some cake thrown in
    • Finish
      76 76
      short->medium; a hint of smoke or burnt toast with marmalade

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