Benromach 10-year-old

Overall rating
86.42/100
votes
924
Whiskybase ID
WB58640
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

€ 217.83

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Whisky reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

113 users have left 123 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.42 points.

  1. 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

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  3. ARRANOVERLORD scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Red fruits, barbecue sauce, charcoal briquettes, iodine. Intense, but not incredibly complex, and the alcohol makes herself known.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Thick, viscous texture, oily. Hot, but not unbearably so (neat). Sweet and smoky.

      Black pepper, red fruit, cigar ash, mesquite seasoning, vanilla pods. More time in the mouth yields maple syrup, charcoal smoke and ripe red apple as well as a meatiness in the vein of beef jerky.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Intense, simultaneously smoky, sweet and savory. Cedar-wood fired meat.

      Quite nice.

  4. Woodsmoke scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Because it simply stands out from many malts.
    • Nose
      Spicy apricot. Slightly vanilla and slightly tobacco.
    • Taste
      First bitter, then fruity and spicy.
    • Finish
      Dry and spicy.

  5. nhuber scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Indeed old school, has a bit of a dirty touch in a positive way... In the nose as well in the mouth. Needs a bit of water to open further which also takes away the small sharpness it has neat. Nice one.

  6. YD84 scored this whisky 92 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, rich caramel, dried fruits, berries, roasted nuts, hint of gunpowder, touch of machine oil, damp cloth, pencil shavings, roasted malts, 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
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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+

  10. 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.

  11. Roger_Kreft scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    One can play well with water. Can handle a lot of water. Let breathe. You can occupy yourself with a dram for a whole evening. I am always discovering new sides. Not suitable as a "quick" dram. One of my favorite whiskys.
    • Nose
      Initially spicy, but it becomes more and more pleasing. Smoke and leather. Let breathe!
    • Taste
      The taste is also peppery, sharp and pungent at first, but becomes pleasant over time and with water. Very strong leather notes all the time. If you don't like this, you are wrong here. Rauch is also always present. In addition, notes of coffee and roasted aromas. Caramel rounds off the whole thing. Has a dirty funk that reminds me of Springbank.
    • Finish
      Medium length.

  12. MickMatrix scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great mix of light smoke, sherry flavors and ex-bourbon barrel ....

    Benromach has created a great malt here.

    A little more corners and edges than the 15er.
    • Nose
      90 90
      First there is a light breeze of smoke from the glass, smoked ham, but then immediately strong sherry aromas, vanilla, toffee and the alcohol is also present. Wet leather. Everything is very closely interwoven, making it difficult to identify individual flavors.

      Citrus fruits are added with water and the sherry decreases a little. There is still space here for a nice oak note.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A little too intense without water ...

      With water a very great mouthfeel and a full taste. The smoke is weaker here. Instead, a lot of wild berries come through. The oak is there too. A little dirty in between. Vanilla, hope the nose is reflected. A bit of bitterness leads to the finish.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Unfortunately a bit too short and boring. However, this also makes it very drinkable!

  13. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    First batch at quasi cask strength. Very closed up and also alcoholic, water did not really help. Certainly a different cask composition than the normal 10 at the time. Inherent quality is there, but a difficult malt all in all.

  14. Gweddry scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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

  15. Bomshanka scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

  16. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda 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.

  17. Igitor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  18. 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.

  19. Mapl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  20. 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

  21. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  22. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Menthol, herbs, herb candy, pine needles, some earth, grasses, very dark honey, nuts, light - rather warm smoke
    • Taste
      Honey, apple, grain, very light ash

  23. vmp scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

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

  24. g00se scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  25. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  26. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 85 points Expert 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

  27. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  28. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant surprise that may lack some depth in taste and finish, but I think it's more than fairly priced for what it is, and quite original, not at all "craft". I consider this a point better than the underproof version.
    • Nose
      Some Clynelish or Glen Elgin vibes here. Greasy, sooty smoke reminiscent of current Talisker 10, some iodined salt, leather workclothes, lacquer, and youngish bourbon cask wood. With water, some lamb on a skillet, sackcloth, faint farminess in general, and some Gott & Blandat liquorice bits.
    • Taste
      Tar, old leather clothes, vanilla, and a smidgen of peat. Water unlocks more peat. Somewhat buttery with water. The taste is not that of an easygoing copycat whisky, but instead has quite a bit of personality. If only the body were heavier.
    • Finish
      Honeyed tar. Peat and bourbon with some water.

  29. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Well-sherried, earthy and leathery, with lots (and I mean: LOTS) of tobacco. Next to the Bruichladdich Br7, this is the closest thing to a "tobacco bomb" I have yet encountered. Generally more on the dark, settled and spicy end of the spectrum; not particularly fruity or sweet. Perhaps comparable to the Springbank 12 Cask Strength, and equally good.
    I'm impressed in particular by the apparent maturity: I'm dead sure that I'd peg this for older were I to have this blind. 10 going on 15, at least.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Farmy, earthy, leathery, with essential oils (bergamot), autumn leaves and heaps of loose tobacco.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Citrus, eukalyptus, lavender (just a touch), bergamot, tobacco, walnuts, overstewed black, lapsang souchong, and oolong teas. Very austere, tart, idiosyncratic and oldschool.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The smoke prolongs things, obviously. Walnuts, leather, rock salt, all kinds of herbal concoctions.

  30. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A little comparison:
    Benromach 10 - 15 - 100 ° Proof - Peat Smoke 10/18

    Benromach 10, 43% WID: 56765

    Subtle smoke, a hint of sherry fruit, but somewhat muted, slightly acidic, bitter, but also always sweet. The smoke goes in an earthy direction.
    In the mouth tart and spicy and fruity notes, tobacco notes, new leather, fruity sweet and earthy smoke.
    In the finish it remains sweet and tart.

    It is delicious, but could use more%.

    Benromach 15, 43% WID: 68235

    Overall looks darker than the 10. The fruits, the sweetness, here probably more sherry influence, also bitter, the smoke even further in the background. I like the spicy-tart notes, leather, dry sherry.
    A similar picture can also be seen in terms of taste. Tasty tart-spicy-sweet, cocoa / dark chocolate, behind the earthy smoke is still apparent.
    The finish is long and tasty and characterized by the bitter notes.

    He could also use more%. I like it a bit better than the 10, the "darker" tart sweetness tastes very good here.

    Benromach 10 100 ° Proof, 57% WID: 58640

    Corresponding to the higher alcohol content, the clearly more intense aroma is first noticed. Somehow it seems like a mean of 10 and 15. The smoke is there again, the fruits a little lighter than before.
    Wow, a completely different story in your mouth! Strong, dirty, the earthy smoke slightly musty, the leather and tobacco notes stronger, bitter sweetness and also hangs on the palate for a long time.

    I don't know exactly whether I think it is better than the 15, I liked it very much .. maybe a little bit because it is stronger and dirtier and it is fun on the palate.

    Benromach Peat Smoke 10/18, 59.9% WID: 127245

    First not peat smoke, but nice red fruits, very sweet, then a full, rich smoke, vanilla notes, but above all sherry influence.
    Also on the palate, especially sherry (it can of course also be the case that the previous candidates have already taken some smoke sensitivity) but there is definitely the smoke, if not as concise as the name might suggest. The high alcohol content seems to me to be quite well integrated.
    Delicious fruity end of the series.

  31. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Great Young Whisky (88)
    • Nose
      The aroma is dry, fruits, skin, citruses and salty dough in the barn ... with water appeared caramel and tablets (22)
    • Taste
      Dry, Spicy, Citrus (22)
    • Finish
      Finish wood, juicy, citrus and wood dust, grass, cardboard (22)

  32. dcsicsak scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    One of the classics and one of the best and well balanced and complex smoky speysider in my honest opinion.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Gentle smoke, blue cheese, brown sugar, freshly sawed pinewood and a little cooling sensation reminds me of menthol. Some sour/sweet orange peel, peanut.
      Really well integrated notes. None of them to harsh or to overwhelming. Just perfect balance.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Some sour/sweet orange with a lot of meaty smoke.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, pleasantly dry and woody with peanuts.

  33. 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.

  34. staeand scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. TechnOBY scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  38. 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

  39. 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|

  40. OneThousandProof scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    The maturation statement proves to taste true; 9 years in Bourbon, followed by a 1 year finish in sherry. For a 10 year old whisky, it provides a complexity and unique aroma and flavour profile I've yet to find in any other whisky. It's got it all.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Intense vanilla - I really mean that. Pear juice, mild peat and mild sherry. Not hot on the nose for a cask strength beast. Very unlike the peat smokiness of an Ardbeg, where the Ardbeg is more maritime. It's got great complexity; an aroma you can't exactly put your finger on and say, "It's this!"
    • Taste
      90 90
      Arrival is Intense, full and spicy hot. Would do well with some water. Don't take in a mouthfull, you'll burn, but it's incredible.
      Vanilla extract and pineapple-like acidity become apparent. The smoke is very soft and well balanced with the sherry note. The star of the show is the bourbon. I'm not much for bourban matured whisky, but this was beyond impressive for me.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Finish was lacking the intense flavours as stated prior. Rather, it is a gin-like finish; slightly bitter.

  41. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  42. 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

  43. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  44. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Copes with water really well. A 1:1 dillution is no problem. For 10 yo much depth and complexity. Highly recommended. The nose is reminding me of Springbank. The taste is an island-style.
    • Nose
      89 89
      w/o water: soft sweetness of fresh citrus fruits, heavy spiciness and savory notes, maybe even meaty. Hint of cooked vegetable.

      w/ water: sweet of old fruit and fruit shavings. soft spiciness. Young peat smoke. Complex metallic notes combined with garden herbs.
    • Taste
      92 92
      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 and savory herbs
    • Finish
      87 87
      w/ water: long, warm citrusy spiciness.

  45. 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

  46. Mingus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Full review on my blog :

    http://blogwwb.blogspot.fr/2017/05/benromach-10-ans-100-proof-ob-57.html?m=1

  47. kimmosuo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  48. 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.

  49. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Heavy in is alc. but very nice to drink. Wonderful.
    • Nose
      Full and firm, complex strong with red fruit,smoke of tobacco , coffee beans , prunes, vanilla, also spicy  hints. Lovely.
    • Taste
      Complex and strong, caramel, sweet with dark chocolate, coffee, all  a lot of fruity tones, combined with spices. Dry a drop of water. Are will come. Lovely.
    • Finish
      Long and lovely. Lightly smoky tones and chocolate. Complex. Balanced.

  50. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  51. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  52. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    A very great and for his 10 years extremely complex malt. The taste keeps fully what the gigantic nose promises!
    • Nose
      Unbelievable, what is that horny nose .... BBQ sauce, subtle camp fire smoke, barely noticeable alcohol, coffee, sweet sherry, fresh vanilla pod, roasted nuts, apples, honey, plums, spice, milk chocolate. The will be tried in any case undiluted!
    • Taste
      Strong start, great sweetness, creamy mouthfeel, now comes a mix of honey and BBQ, smoke, bacon, some tobacco, oak
    • Finish
      getting drier, smoky and sweet, some bitter oak, chocolate turning into roasted coffee.

  53. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Wood smoke. Meaty. Quite metallic. Damp ash. A little fruit. Newsprint/ink. Walnuts. Nice sulphur. Some soft cocoa after a while.
    • Taste
      Big and peppery. BBQ ribs and sauce. Burnt sticks. Not complex but heavy.
    • Finish
      Ash and smoke. Nice lingering sweetness.

  54. Gondwana scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very successful bottling Benromach at it's best for this PriceCategory. One of my favorites in "Low Budget" Whisky "
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  55. Joschbert scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Madness whisky. For me one of the best under 60, - €. The alcohol is very well integrated. Time and water are always creating new pages. Complex and intense. Appears much older than he is.
    • Nose
      Light smoke. Then cool mint, lemon, sandalwood, pu-erh tea, sweet sherry, forest floor, furniture polish, leather and pipe tobacco.
    • Taste
      Sweet-sour first, then honey-BBQ sauce, smoldering cedar, salty-sweet bacon, and again tobacco.
    • Finish
      Long. Mineral, slightly salty notes develop. Again, Pu-erh tea. Oak spice, honey, tobacco.

  56. kot1803 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  57. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good News!

    I just finished my sample. It was a mouldy one. It was! The strong Off-Note fadet away completely after nine oder ten months. So if you own a bottle of that kind open it now, forget it till spring 2017 and enjoy! I raised the points from 79 to 88. Excellent old school Scotch!

  58. whelk doctor scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Review after adding water and 15 minutes in the glass.................

    Nose - leather, hint of tobacco, top notes of mint, cedarwood, thyme and lemon.

    Taste - tobacco,rich,sweet oak, slight vanilla and sandlewood(?)

    Finish - lingering, delicate tannins, sweet wood.

    Comments - one of the richest and most complex OBs I have tasted in the last 10+ years. Everyone should try this

  59. Opeth83 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  60. Murxus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice intense aromatic notes, but somewhat weird: Pears (Birne Helene) in chocolate cake. I dislike this combination, but that´s a personal thing. Punchy youthfulness.Further: the smoke is quite strong, but very woody, beech wood smoke I´d guess, not peaty at all. Together with the upper notes and strong nutty (green walnut) notes a somewhat strange profile, rollercoaster feeling inclusive. I´ve to admit, the more I get used to this profile the more I like it.

    2nd: still remaining somewhat weird/parfumed/artificial composed, still not boring: 84 pts.

    PS: bottled 30/09/14

  61. Hobbit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I'm surprised! Very beautiful and for his age surprisingly complex malt, great caressing smoke, traditional, sweetness, sherry, fruit, great parameters, what more could you ask for?
    • Nose
      light, subtle smoke, then immediately sweet sherry notes, honey, berries, raisins, cherries, campfires, approach of sea and light saltiness, rarely so "sweet smoke" experienced, in addition to milk chocolate, surprisingly no alcohol, very ripe pears , after a while more citrus notes, after the first sip of pipe tobacco, marzipan, buttery maltiness, sweetness, great!
    • Taste
      sweet and then immediately powerful, creamier, marzipan, bananas and a little oak
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, light smoke, walnuts, buttery biscuits, oranges, long finish, spicy oak on the palate, sweet sherry notes, espresso

  62. Grutslurp scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Best all-round whisky I have ever tasted. No highland park I’ve had (12 and 18) can hold a candle to this one. Probably the best value-for-money whisky I’ve had as well. I love its sherry-smoke combination, and the nuttiness is just great. It really benefits from a teaspoon of water, but for its high ABV it’s very easy to drink neat too. If you haven’t already, you need to try this!
    • Nose
      First thing I notice is a really nice sherry influence. Thick and juicy. Spent matches, reminds me of Bunnahabhain 12. After adding some water and letting it open up, a really pleasant nuttiness appears. Toasted hazelnuts, almonds and cashews. Vanilla and a woodsmokeyness (maybe my new favourite word) constantly hang out in the background.
    • Taste
      The sherry is still there, and still wonderful. The woodsmokeyness is more pronounced, along a baked oak stick. The nuts seems to have been salted slightly since the nosing. And some dried fruits have been mixed in, raisins, cranberry and something more tropical, maybe apricots. Mouthfeel: Awesome! Oily and chewy.
    • Finish
      Blimey, the smoke keeps growing, feels like I’ll have to exhale it now. The dried fruits and baked oak stick lingers quite a while, fading to vanilla and caramel.

  63. Doctor B. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  64. Othorion scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The nose is great, light campfire smoke, coffee, nuts, raisins, some dates, honey banana But then, in the mouth I have this Moder which has been described many times, which unfortunately completely destroyed the good start. But if I look at the reviews of those who have caught a reasonable batch, I'll give it another chance for sure. Without the Moder would be great

  65. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  66. alectron scored this whisky 62 points Connoisseur

    I loved the first Benromach 10yo with new packaging I tried, after which I bought the 100proof blind. Turns out, quite a few of the later batches of both, the 43% as well as the 57% version, had a very odd note of moldy wood or hay, which during discussion with a lot of knowledgeable people, these would probably due to a TCA taint (=korked in wine speak...) and would be bottle, nor batch specific.
    As I have no proof of this being TCA (a chemical analysis costs around 150 Euros...) I put the info out here for now and will write to the producer as these mold notes, which depending on the form of the day as to how extreme these come through, made it undrinkable and I poured a few drams down the drain... due to the fluctuating nature, this is rather hard to score....

    Here's a few I tried of the new Benromachs 10yo batches:

    43%:
    07/08/14
    - no moldy notes at all - full bottle / multiple drams
    09/12/14
    - faint moldy notes (TCA ?) - full bottle / multiple drams

    57% / 100 Proof:
    30/09/14
    - medium to strong moldy notes (TCA ?) - full bottle / multiple drams
    01/04/15 - no moldy notes - single dram

  67. domani scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An exciting and varied single malt. The alcohol strength is very good and fits perfectly with the strong flavors. Really successful - 19.02.2016
    • Nose
      Discreet smoke, sherry, coffee beans, coffee liqueur, roasted aromas, almonds, dates, banana, ripe pear
    • Taste
      Sweet, orange peel, peppery, oily, creamy, dry wood, smoke, chocolate that goes into espresso, slight bitterness
    • Finish
      medium

  68. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  69. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Notes from a sample.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  70. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    WITH WATER (generous)

    Nose - More smoke but it is even better, definate notes of warm ginger cake.

    Palate - Still very fizzy but loses balance.

    Finish - approaching medium but fades a little quick with water added.

    I think this is better neat but good value at this price that is for sure.
    • Nose
      Smokey and sweet is first impression mixed in with cinnamon. There are other spices including ginger and nutmeg.

      Hickory smoke and something fishy that is close to smoked salmon?
    • Taste
      Powerful indeed and again a very sweet smokiness mixed with caramel.

      Full bodied and sweet  on blueberry and raspberry
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and fizzy

      I think it needs water.

  71. CST1986 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    What an interesting and complex
    Speyside malt! This highly entertaining whisky plays with the whole
    range of old malt profiles from the 50s and 60s without ever losing
    itself. I love the dry and earthy sherry character, it never gets
    boring. Fantastic stuff!
    • Nose
      Without water: A bit nippy, metallic,
      hot, heavy sweetness with wild berries, oranges, burnt cake dough and
      a distinct smoky note. Very rich and complex.
      With water: Deep and complex. Dry/dusty
      sulphury notes are combined with orange peel, sour cherries, sultanas
      and smoke. Shades of metal and dry, salty sherry. Wet leaves and
      forest soil. A wonderful, impressive, uncompromisingly complex nose.
    • Taste
      Without water: A big fat old school
      Speyside malt. Full earthy flavors, notes of old, mouldy wine cellar
      and old dry sherry. Only after a while sweeter, berry-like flavors
      are appearing, combined with walnuts and bittersweet peat. How old is
      this again? Feels much older and complex than only ten years.
      With water: More creamy. The sweet and
      nutty touches are getting more intense and better integrated. Water
      is not absolutely necessary. After a few minutes the wild berries are
      back and complement the malty and earthy flavors. Smoke and a bitter
      and sour leather note are the backbone of the flavor profile.
    • Finish
      Very long, with those dry, dusty and
      earthy shades combined with the essential oil sweetness of a strong
      herbal liqueur.

  72. Bottlin Bond scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  73. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge from Whiskyfun says:Benromach 10 yo '100° proof' (57%, OB, +/-2015) Colour: gold. Nose: definitely modern, with quite a lot of ginger and vanilla, then these very singular whiffs of gunpowder that are not ‘sulphury’ at all – let’s say it’s a different kind of gunpowder – and ‘good’ notes of cabbage and artichokes. A lot of walnuts too, bitter oranges… We’re almost nosing some manzanilla. Which, no need to say, is right up my alley. With water: correction, a smoky manzanilla. And always this pleasant sulphur that’s not quite like (unpleasant) sulphur. Mouth: same procedures, starts full of gingery and vanilla-ed oak, but rather develops on grassy, peppery, rather rustic notes of artichokes and bitter chocolate. Plus, naturally, quite some soot and bitter oranges. Thick mouth feel. With water: bitter oranges, pepper, ginger, green tea. Serious, potent stuff. Finish: long, peppery, drying – like cocoa can be drying – and rather leathery. Comments: I do prefer them with a little less active/extractive oak, but on the other hand, I’m a fan of this biggish distillate, so… SGP:463 - 87 points.

  74. Phàdraig scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  75. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: Sherry, apple, pear, strawberry, cherry, malt, citrus, banana
    Taste: sweet and fruity, sherry, strawberries, some pepper, orange, chocolate, becomes dry and spicy, smoke in the background
    Finish: long, oak, sherry, chocolate, ginger

  76. Sandman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peach, raisins, cherries, citrus, honey, little chocolate, salt and a hint of smoke
    • Taste
      Smoke, lemon, peach, fruitcake, chocolate and green garden herbs
    • Finish
      Long, warming, smoky, hint of chocolate, citrus and bit of salt.

  77. mika417 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    BENROMACH 10yo / 100PROOF (57%) OB
    Light Sherry drifting with grape, oak, ink, woody acidity, scent of nuts and bitter oranges
    Woody sourness, alcoholic feeling firmly, felt good quality Sherry impression, faintly peat smoked, firm tanning
    Feel it taste
    Alcohol strongly, finish to leave the impression of pale Sherry and violet.

    It's aged as 10 years, so I feel young enough, but I feel Glee M Sherry feel like G & M
    Woody and aged incense of high quality barrels that flicker.
    It is a premonition that 15 years, 20 years and long aging become to become a high-quality high-quality Spy side malt.

    Blind whisky party, this time also gathered.
    However, there was no correct answer of the distillery.
    I earn the correct answer number by alcohol degree and maturity year, and I was able to win the championship.
    As usual, in fact the original purpose is not only to seek correct answers
    How can a plurality of participants seriously taste the same single malt and how can it be felt
    Result I think that it will be share of the taste.
    Do you felt fruity strongly, you feel strongly Pete, such as bourbon casket or sherry barrel · · ·
    Some people feel that they are young and some people feel that they have been matured for a long time.
    It is fun again if you think about what elements come from where you answer.
    Whether you like your favorite taste to be established or not, there are things that you can feel by experiencing the taste of various malt malt.
    Of course it is easy to relax and drink it, but of course it is also a good way to drink it to put in a spirit and pick up the fragrance and taste
    You do.
    http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/distilled1973/42271004.html

  78. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    For me, even a bit better than the normal 10s with 43%, if you diluted them exactly the same, they are very close to each other, almost identical, which I find amazing, here you could have just taken a little worse barrels, the high strength would have compensated. A great whisky !!
    • Nose
      this time first diluted with water to about 43% parallel to the normal 10: looks a little more mature and rounder, less grassy, ​​whether that is because the 43er has been open for some time and almost empty? Otherwise, a very similar picture with caramel, honey and salty peat. Full and really delicious !! Pure: Extremely intense caramel note with pleasant camp fire smoke, the high alcohol strength does not bother, very intense! With just a few drops of water comes blood orange.
    • Taste
      diluted to 43%: very similar, even here a little bit fuller, probably I did not bring him quite to 43%. Here, too, beautiful, sweet onset, fruit, spiciness and a little grainy. Pure: thick, creamy onset with only a slight pungency, lots of honey, maple syrup, warming smoke and salty butter, popcorn.  
    • Finish
      rather long, nice and creamy, some smoke.

  79. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    n:  more sherried than the old 10 years old,some meaty notes,maybe leather but heavier,maybe sulphur
    m: liquorice,tobacco smoke,some pepper,dark fruits,sulphury leather,not flawed but not my favourite style
    f:long enough but some notes are not my favourites

  80. WillemvdK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This has exactly what the regular 10yo is missing. Some power, sweetness and a full one BANG tasting experience. But at twice the price (or even more), I leave it to the buyer wether it's worth it. Is it better? You bet. Excellent whisky. I'd blindly recommend this to any experienced whisky drinker. This type of whisky isn't around much, it's an entirely unique and authentic profile, which is commendable in it's own right.
    • Nose
      I nosed this right after the regular 10yo and it immediately feels a bit lighter and fruitier. It's the same character, no doubt, but the higher alcohol strength makes it a bit more playful.

      Greasy car engine, lemon oil, green apples, classic apple pie with raisins (still warm), macaroon (Dutch "bitterkoekje", NOT the French macaron), ecoline ink.
    • Taste
      Kapow! Heavy, sweet and full bodied arrival. Dried plums and figs, shoe polish, and all sorts of tightly packed aroma's I can't describe. Absolutely brilliant. It gets a bit more flinty and metal-tasting towards the end. Like metal sparks.
    • Finish
      Medium length, quite bitter and smoky. Macaroons (baked/toasted almond paste), tin can - old film reel type and dusty old boxes.

  81. moviemaniac scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Same profile as the regular 10yo version (same specification too) - but bottled at 57% and at a much higher price point.
    A quaffable, light, fruity (dark forest fruits) sherried dram with darker notes and a light peat smoke element to round things off.

    https://dokla.net/dailydram/2015/10/18/tasting-benromach-10-yo-100-proof/

  82. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    love the nose, love the palate - big spirit, no doubt, 88 points so far, but then, keeping it in the mouth a little longer a strong off-note comes up, keeps growing - quite impossible to abstract from. it's clearly mould as Kay Meertens mentioned before. I wonder why only two people mention it. May be only some bottles are spoiled or oxidisation helps. I will try again in a few weeks. But like this it's really hard to swallow. Big pity!

  83. Mascht scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blindverkostung
    • Nose
      Sherry, Gummi, süß, BBQ Sauce
    • Taste
      Ripperl, full
    • Finish
      long to very long

  84. Zumbar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

     There is something in the finish I dislike, someone described it as mould, but I am not sure I would go so far. 
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      80 80

  85. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted during a blind tasting competition in June 2015. 
    • Nose
      Donker fruit, rozijnen, licht rokerig. Is iets uit balans. 
    • Taste
      Sherrytonen in combinatie met vanilletonen van bourbonvaten. Even later komen sinaasappeltonen naar voren. Licht rokerig, en wat romige textuur. 
    • Finish
      Lange warme finish met sinaasappel/citrustonen die mooi combineren met wat rokerigheid. 

  86. Implar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Color: Dark gold

    Nose: After an initial hit of alcohol there's raisins and cherries, oranges, vanilla and honey and a grassy note, some very faint hints of smoke, but in the very back

    Palate: Orange zest, dark chocolate, raisins, some tannines. It's quite thick and dense.

    Finish: Lovely sweet notes from the sherry casks, some peppers, hints of cinnamon, some leather.

    It's both crazy and wonderful how much difference the alcohol makes in a dram. There seems to be less peat and more sherry influence than the standard 10, and it's a fair bit heavier to drink, although that's to be expected.http://whiskyinformer.com/home/benromach-10-100-proof

  87. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Cf. Tasting Notes by Whiskyfun.com (December 30, 2014).

    SGP:463 - 87 points.

  88. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE LMDW Nose: Intense. Notes of sherry, applesauce and pear. Vanilla. Minty tip. Palate: Black pepper, red fruits (strawberry, raspberry). Orange zest and milk chocolate. Final: Long and rich. Smoke notes. Style: intense and smoky.

  89. Ties scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  90. notesofmalt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Benromach 10 years - 100 Proof 57% alc. original bottling
    Maturation: bourbon and sherry casks
    Region: Speyside, Scotland Nose: The terms "old school" and "classic" come to mind first. Fruity with fresh fruit, including apricots, apples and pears, also some banana in honey, also rustic with a little peat smoke, smoked malt and fresh mint leaves, autumn laubfeuer. Somehow it reminds of a farm with an orchard, in any case a nice complex nose. Palate: Full-bodied and intense in taste, initially quite severe and peppery, then again with the fruit of the nose, to come various red berries, malt and nuts. The banana is present again, but it seems a little immature, but it also tastes of vanilla sugar. At the end cappuccino and dark chocolate, nougat, caramel and toasted almonds. Finish: Long, this is the slight peat smoke briefly noticeable again. Otherwise red berries, almonds and malt, a hint of peppery oak. Conclusion: Wow, 10 years, mature and really nice complex. A big whisky from a small distillery! 87/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 60 €)
    I thank the importer (Schlumberger) for the sample! Post in the blog with photo: http://notesofmalt.de/notes-Speyside/Benromach/Benromach-10yo,-100-Proof,-57-OA/

  91. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  92. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This baby was matured in bourbon and sherry casks, which complement each other perfectly. The nose is more on the bourbon side, and as you drink it, the level of influences from the sherry cask slowly but surely take over the main flavour characteristics. This is very well done!
    • Nose
      Nice and complex, on tobacco, a hint of peat, a tad waxy (polish), dark chocolate and mustard. Normally, I wouldn't think of a combination of the latter two, but this works! I also get a faint hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Very mild, given the high ABV, the alcohol is integrated very well. Medium body. What I find nice is that's slightly salty. The peat stays, just as the mustardy notes, but some fruitiness comes through: a combination of citrus fruit and dry fruits.
    • Finish
      Long, staying quite sweet and no real signs of getting dry (which I like here). The peat stays, but some dried fruits break through: think of dates and plums. Nice. 

  93. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    • Nose
      Peat, spice, orange, washing-up liquid, caramel, straw, lime, cookie and plum. With water some raspberry.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, nutmeg, pepper, chocolate, mould and raspberry.
    • Finish
      Orange, peat, cocoa and again mould. The latter is really a big pity.

  94. molar3rd scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Oh yeah. This is a great nose, and if i might say nicer than the 10 year old which was superb. Starts sweet with plum paste (plum jam if you wish), smoke, BBQed meat , lovely wood polish, dusty benches in an old library. It feels so much older than it is, I can not believe it. some baked apples in the background add a lovely fruity feeling to it too. I’m in love here.

    Palate: A semi dry spicy entry, with maraschino cherries, sweet smoky cured meat in plum sauce, a wonderful earthy ‘dirty’ peat profile, not medicinal at all, just earthy. again, this feels dusty, with a nice polished wood feel to it, a touch of salt and pepper too, with dark chocolate.

    Finish: Chocolate, smoke, dust, and prunes (sherry).

    Bottom line:

    For 44 quid (from The Green Welly Stop ) , this is a cracking whisky, I must have a bottle or two. Exceptional stuff, richer than the regular 10, and better by a margin, with more sherry, and thicker palate. Old school whisky, in the 2000’s and so well made. Wow. a 90 is fitting.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/12/15/benromach-100-proof-review/

     

     

  95. BXpress scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    the character reminds me of an old housewife's home made medicine, that would always taste great but would never cure you of anything.

    Quality wise it is right up there with other standard CS Whiskies like Laga 12 or Springbank 12.
    • Nose
      compost heap, some moss, burned twigs, caramel, orange rind, vanilla, a little spicy, slighlty rotten apples. with water: some white pepper that reminds me of Lagavulin, cocoa powder. now a certain lemon cream note dominates the nose, egg liqueur, hay. also,immediately after adding water and swirling it a bit you get a Lapsang Souchong Note, too bad that it disappears quite quickly. something meaty aswell.
    • Taste
      immediately mouth coating, thick, liquorice drops, werther's original, vanilla-lemon cream, all liquified and and blended together. medicinal yes, there is something quite powerful. in fact it tastes like pills, almost like that typical Glen Garioch Aspirin. wood smoke, ashes, soot. coconut cream. chocolate sauce.
    • Finish
      short-medium long, and more of the same: medicinal, the rotten apples, liquorice, Werther's.

  96. ARMINUS scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A "strong" whisky as far as alcohol but also the flavors contained. Hard to classify for me. In any case, a little of the typical sherry notes but also strong herbs, even mint and almost no smoke. With the whisky you have to spend more time and maybe experiment with water, which dominates the alcohol quite nicely. No "Daily Dram".

  97. p4blo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Amazing value and an excellent daily dram.
    • Nose
      At first there is peat smoke, slightly medicinal, slightly ashy. Below the layer of smoke there is an immense fruitiness with pineapples, peaches, mangos, obvious tropical notes. The inflence of the sherry cask is less aparrent, although there are clear notes of milk chocolate and sultanas.
    • Taste
      Full bodied, creamy and perfectly balanced. The smoke is accompanied by the sweetness of the tropical fruits, honey, vanilla, chocolate again, toffee fudge and a handful of raisins. There are some spices there too with pepper playing the major role.
    • Finish
      Long, very long with peat smoke making space for the bitter chocolate notes and ginger and pepper towards the end.

  98. D3US scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Evident peat smoke here, but nothing too invasive. I get vanilla, some tropical fruit and a slight earthy note. There’s an obvious sherry influence now, along with a salty kick. Caramel or even some chocolate and at the end more peat.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly smooth (with water, that is). There’s that familiar higher alcohol kick, but it’s not eye watering. Quite a big taste now when the smoke seeps in, together with some dried fruit and dark chocolate. A peppery note now as well, the slight earthy note is back too, and finally a bit of salted caramel. The peat keeps coming back every now and then, and every time it does, it brings back a variety of other flavours. Very full on the palate, indeed. The mouthfeel is rather oily, adding to the impressive depth.
    • Finish
      The smoke has the upper hand here. Oily on the gums, drying on the tongue, bringing along all of those flavours from before again. Long lasting, warming, very tasty.

  99. JohannesB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My first Benromach. I'm impressed: For the comparatively young 10 years, a lot of complexity and really great flavors are offered here. The whisky tastes somehow "old-fashioned" - in a positive sense. I will definitely buy more Benromach Malts, here is much done right: Great packaging, no color, no filtration, strong drinking strength, great barrels.
    • Nose
      Ripe juice oranges, red apples, ripe blackberries, dark cherries at the end of mushy bananas. Overall very sherrytönig. Underlaid by gentle smoke, below 10ppm. The malt responds wonderfully to air and time: marzipan, caramel pudding, the smoke gives way to the impression of some gunpowder.
    • Taste
      Sweet and powerful. Marzipan, almonds, red fruits, some oak. After a few seconds, it becomes drier and spicier. The smoke is only noticeable at the very end and sets a gentle counterpoint to the fruit and sweetness. The mouthfeel is pleasantly creamy. The high alcohol strength gives him strength. With a little water he is more pleasing without changing his character.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, the gentle smoke leaves the malt for a long time in the mouth. While sweet almonds and the sherry tingle on the front of the tongue, pleasant and spicy oak tones grow stronger in the back and on the palate.

  100. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  101. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    100° British Imperial Proof
    • Nose
      Sherry, creamy, cereals, herbs, mint, honey
    • Taste
      Fruity (pineapple, apricot), rich, toffee, honey, herbs, sultanas
    • Finish
      Medium long, fruity, sweet, dry

  102. Angelos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Review from Ralfy:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3FYNF-dmNw

  103. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This for me is easily the best value for money whisky out there. A modern classic if you ask me. It is simply wonderful and has become my go to whisky. Not long after I purchased my first bottle, I bought three new ones, just to make sure I can enjoy this whisky for the foreseeable future.
    • Nose
      What a lovely mix of fruity, dark sherry and subtle, smoky (barbeque) notes. They just complement each other so well. There is a hint of mint or aniseed, along with some vanilla and some nice ripe bananas as well. Also some chocolate, marzipan and plums.
    • Taste
      It certainly has a kick to it, with a fairly peppery arrival. The mouth feel is lovely oily and thick. The smoke blends in with dried red fruit. The ripe banana again makes an appearance, as does the lovely barbeque-esque flavor.
    • Finish
      Mostly smoke, with some ashes and orange. Mildly drying and very long.

  104. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Amazing balance, this dram suits me perfectly. Complexity and power are the key words. 

    (Rating interval 86-90)
    • Nose
      Spicy vanilla and rich malt on the nose with some salt peat smoke in the background, brown sugar and grass. Some savory notes, reminding me of softly smoked ham, rubber band, but also complex fruit, orange (and banana?). Water brings some fresh tobacco and leather. 
    • Taste
      The arrival is powerful, with salt water, spices, dry wood, I am thinking some distant aromatic cedar wood. More smoky salt on the development, some salt licorice, brown sugar, artificial orange and mixed pepper. But also still some complex fruit from the nose (apples and pears maybe?). Definitely some rubber or Mezcal notes in the development that also goes into the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long with burnt sugar, orange, peat smoke and smoked ham with black pepper and quality Mezcal.

  105. businessdouche scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Eye: Copper Nose: Big presence of alcohol but which does not mask the aromas: pastry cream and orange blossom water. The light peat and the influence of sherry are at the rendezvous and marry wonderfully. This gives leather, blond tobacco, hay and milk chocolate. Like an old library that still has some secrets to deliver, there are notes of salted butter caramel. Somewhere that tends a little towards Armagnac. Palate: Consistency much smoother than the 10 years old, almost syrupy, the peat is particularly well integrated but the whole is also drier and nervous. Notes of spices and hot peppers (bird's tongue), we go back quite quickly on the notes of leather, chocolate and old paper interviews on the nose. Almond cream again and a whole lot of other stuff worth seeing. With water: cola, notes of menthol, eucalyptus and basil. Really balèze! Final: Long. Somewhere between the dry and the unctuous. Very mineral, the smoke is always there, in withdrawal, and is accompanied by a small bitterness. In the end the smoke turns to the organic vegetable, mosses and lichens ...

  106. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  107. Tomh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    3cl sample, a tasty full, powerful taste!
    • Nose
      Wood, licorice, spice cake, (ripe) ripe red fruit, raisin. Smoke (smoked meat, warm smoked salmon ect).
    • Taste
      Less sharp than expected (compared to ABV), full & spicy. Espresso. Raisins! With water sweeter, like the strawberries in the summer. Pure chocolate, cherry chocolates.
    • Finish
      Short but sweet. A bitterness (extra dark chocolate). Smoke. Some sharp, like pepper (tasty!)

  108. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strong. The alcohol is well integrated. Fruity. Sherry. Raisins. Rum pot. Currant cake. Orange peel. Vanilla. Apples. Brown sugar. Milk chocolate. Light BBQ smoke in the background.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Sherry. Plums. Cinnamon. Pepper. Chili. Dark chocolate. Vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium. Strong. Lovely. Sherry. Pickled fruits. Vanilla. Raisins. Oak. Espresso. Smoked bacon.

  109. Shane_IL scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Wow, just wow. Amazing whisky.
    • Nose
      Bourbon vanilla and toasted oak notes. Strong spirit bite. Spice. Malt. Cinnamon and nutmeg. With water rich malty and toffee notes develop.
    • Taste
      Charred oak, Apples, Pears, thick rich toffee and butter scotch. Acacia sap. With water the fruity notes get stronger, also a bit of leather.
    • Finish
      Long, sticky, dry oak, char, toast

  110. Finlaggan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:
    http://themaltdesk.blogspot.dk/2015/01/benromach-10-100-proof-distillery.html

  111. tomy63 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    deep gold color, pleasant nose, slightly smoky (more than the 43% version), slightly sherried with hints of orange, some chocolate and hazelnut, tobacco, dead leaves. Mouth quite sweet for 57%, well integrated alcohol, a little smoke, a lot of pepper, salt, chocolate but without the praline / milk chocolate gourmet side of the 43%, more austere here, dried fruits, end of mouth marked by the dead leaf side / earth and tobacco. Good length, but very earthy finish, and dead leaves, a little unpleasant. Longer, more "old school" and complex than the 43%, but much less charming for my taste.

  112. Toffie76 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The water gives sweet notes of sweets and confectionery.
    • Nose
      Sherry pressed. Alcohol very present, but not dominant. Complex, with leather, notes roasted, solvent, wax. Keys of phenols, solvents. Roasted almonds, almond paste, synthetic vanilla flavor.
    • Taste
      The palate reveals a little peat, stewed fruits, plums, figs. Vanilla sugar, crème brûlée. A bit of tar. Vegetal. With water develops notes lined with caramel, toffee, salted butter caramel. Aromatic dry spices in development.
    • Finish
      Fine bitterness. Back on sulfur notes. Strong, the finish.

  113. Bishlouk scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The alcohol is perhaps a little too present (a few drops of water do him good). The sherry side is very present too (it is not a fault, eh), but this whisky is very complex and rich. Not particularly easy to access, I would advise against a beginner amateur.

    (note made at the opening of the bottle)
    • Nose
      Dust, tobacco, black tea, leather, raisin syrup. The nose is very powerful. Lemon comes from behind, followed by ground coffee and Christmas spices. Menthol notes (eucalyptus) lingering here and there. Woof! A lot of things in there!
    • Taste
      Candied fruits, milk chocolate, freshly roasted coffee, toffee. The texture is very oily, oily. Peppery Christmas spices on top of that.
    • Finish
      Long and hot. Menthol chocolate lines the mouth.

  114. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Benromach; 

    Pour yourself a dram of this beautiful golden amber single malt whisky and take a few small inhalations to start to enjoy the AROMA WITHOUT WATER. It has an intense Sherry nose with heaps  of stewed apple, pear and delightful vanilla pod aromas... delicious toasted malt aromas develop and complement an underlying menthol edge. Now take a sip and savour the TASTE WITHOUT WATER... there’s cracked black pepper with juicy fresh strawberry and raspberry... hints of orange peel and milk chocolate combine with a delicate smoky edge. Add a smidge of water to release your dram of 100 ̊ Proof and enjoy the  AROMA WITH WATER... it’s fabulous, with initial hints of beeswax polish and peat smoke... followed by sweeter aromas developing with ripe banana and kiwi bound together by honey. Now for the TASTE WITH WATER. Roll it around your palate and enjoy the sweet and salty effect with ripe banana and blackcurrant flavours. Notice the emerging creamy milk chocolate edge with a long rich finish of lingering subtle smokiness and bonfire embers.

  115. fradin11 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  116. Wilco scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  117. nathanyael scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  118. addyhd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  119. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  120. glenenz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very well made whisky. It reminds me off the taste of old Speyside whisky from de sixty`s and seventy`s.

    It`s complex with notes off soft smoke, sherry influence, almonds and... soil/earth!

    A long and lingering finish with a mild bitter touch. 

    I like it a lot!

  121. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Unusual.
    The earthy sensation is very overt and probably not everybody’s cup of tea. The
    combination between sherry and mild peat smoke works quite well though. This is
    a new expression from Benromach, not to be mistaken for the older cask strength
    version.
    • Nose
      The
      alcohol is, expectedly, quite pungent. The smokiness is similar to Springbank’s
      12yo CS. Is this a direct contender? , as the nose is a little closed-off at
      first. Behind that sweet, BBQ-y smokiness, there is sherry. Sweet and fruity,
      with hints of plums, cherries, and honey.
    • Taste
      Dry
      and prickly. Earthy peat smoke. Somewhat mineral, followed by cough drops and
      mentholated chocolate. Wet soil and mushrooms.  
    • Finish
      Medium.
      Full on European oak and moderately bitter.

  122. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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