Benromach 2005 - Hermitage

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
1st Fill Bourbon + Hermitage Wine Cask Finish
Number of bottles
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
02 Dec 2014 2:23 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 61.16

6 × in wishlist

106 × member ratings

181 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2005 - Hermitage

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.06 points

  1. Mannheimer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very elegant malt, very balanced, quite complex with great chocolate note
    • Nose
      Fruit, vanilla, some mint. Wine influence clearly there, very light smoke in the background
    • Taste
      Very complex, oranges, chocolate, strawberries, mint again but rather peppermint
    • Finish
      Medium to long, characterized by milk chocolate

  2. Joschbert scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Complex for less than 10 years. The moderate smoke level of Benromach does not mask the other flavors. Very nicely done.
    • Nose
      Intensive and hard. Sandalwood, campfire smoke, honey, red apples (braeburn?), Fresh notes (menthol?), Tangerines, milk chocolate, with a few drops of water, the fruit notes are intensified, cherry and a butter note are added.
    • Taste
      Strong onset, sweet, oily, butter, camp fire smoke, BBQ sauce, sandalwood, tobacco, now a bit salty, with water Orange and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), milk chocolate
    • Finish
      The smoke lingers and develops into cold ashes, slight tobacco and oak notes. Medium to long

  3. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very enjoyable dram with an amazing colour! Very impressive, delicate
    with a pleasant balance of peat smoke, fruit and spice. Dangerously

    • Nose
      Once you open a new bottle there is immediately peat smoke coming
      through! Poured into a glass, there's lots of fruit, red apples and a
      touch of citrus. A hint of delicate vanilla emerges, underlined by
      spice, cinnamon, all complemented by a whiff of peat smoke.
    • Taste
      Yes, this is bold, intense and voluminous. Succulent red fruit,
      cherries, red gooseberry at the beginning, displaced by a short kick of
      bitter orange peel, and finally complemented by creamy chocolate,
      lingering spice, vanilla and gentle peat smoke. Very delicate.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm and mouth-coating with delicate spice, milk chocolate and orange blossom honey with a hint of smoke.

      WITH WATER: Now the wine cask is coming through with red wine flavours
      and pink grapefruit on the nose, increasing spiciness along with bitter
      orange peel on the midpalate, complemented by a sweet fruity finish with
      honey and subtle smoke.

  4. HunterRomario scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A new one from Benromach tasted at Whisky Festival 2015, ripe in barrels barrels and matured in wine barrels. I would take the whole bottle.
    • Nose
      Stronger aroma, orange jam, overripe fruit, lime, cinnamon. There is a light haze of peat smoke above it, a bit of flesh. Warm impression. (86 b)
    • Taste
      Nectar, a very juicy flavor, I can! Hardly fruity, sweetish, then spicy. Toast flavor, cinnamon, long, with a little peat. Excellent. (90 b)

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, Bayonne ham from the light peat and on the other side, with sweet red fruit from the 27 months of aging in Hermitage. The two marry well. On the palate, the subtle notes of sweet red wine are balanced with distinct spice. With a mouth feel very Speyside, always. Enthusiasm 4/5

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Color RussetmuscatNosequite a spectacular combination of smoke and fruits. Not really peaty, but smokey. vanilla and some spiced which i cannot fully place Tastethe tastes is a bit dry, both due to the smoke, but also this dryness you experience with a good heavy red wine. next to the smoke the i find some nice fruits: apples and oranges and some milk-chocolate (which isn't a fruit i guess). nicely balanced. Finishfinish: quite long and a bit dry CommentsWB user Falnor poured me a glass of this one, thank you my friend!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. славон scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A great use of wood finishes to a whisky. Not your every day dram because of that, but to me extra points.
    • Nose
      A great
      mixture of different fruits and smoky touches. Canary melon, apples and tangerines.
      A piece of leather. Baked apples with some cinnamon rigth out the oven. Vanilla
      cream. Flambé oranges. The smoke isn't dominant, but never leaves and gives it
      something extra.
    • Taste
      The smoke
      is much more present in the front, butt the fruit reigns here as well. Sweet
      apples, pear, kiwi and some passionfruit. Some spices, very drinkable. A great level of complexity for such a young one.
    • Finish
      pealings, walnut and brown sugar. The smoke is almost gone.

  9. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Attractive red hue colour. Initial waves of new leather, soft earthy
    notes reminds me of Dalmore. Deep ripe fruit note, lightly decay. Palate:- Energetic and expressive. Sweet Orange liquor notes fill up
    the palate. With ripe semi sweet raisin, cocoa and vanilla in the
    middle. Delicious.

    Finish:- Caramel and chocolate, gently smoke. Echoing.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. jankes scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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


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