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Benromach 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.56/100
votes
289
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
12.05.2015
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
12/05/15 4218605768
Barcode
5020613051485
Added on
19 May 2015 12:02 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 70.92

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 15-year-old

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.56 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The 15-year-old Benromach immediately reveals his potential: Dry sherry notes, sweet fruits, baked apples, freshly cut oranges, honey and vanilla are among my first impressions. The longer the malt can breathe, the more changeable and complex it becomes: strong spices (nutmeg), freshly ground pepper, subtle tobacco notes, delicate hints of wax, milk chocolate, some oak and light campfire smoke follow. The alcohol (43%) is very well integrated. The harmonious, complex and changeable nose convinces me right away.
    • Taste
      Slightly oily and powerful, the Benromach occurs: Sweet-sour fruit notes are provided with an additional Pfeffrigkeit on the tongue tip. The sherry notes take on a more intense flavor: grapefruit, apples, overripe peaches, plums, red fruits, vanilla, honey and chocolate blend with spicy oak, nutmeg, nuts, leather, tobacco and light campfire smoke. Hints of mineral notes refine the multilayered overall impression. A slight dryness on the palate is already present.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sweet and spicy and slightly smoky. Freshly ground pepper sets a final exclamation point at the tip of the tongue, before the fruit notes (slightly exotic undertone) with vanilla are again pleasantly present. Herbs, salty chocolate, leather, spicy oak notes and light camp fire smoke complete the finish. A slight dryness remains.

  2. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very far from the level of success in his little brother of 10 years .... a dram that is drunk but nothing folichon. (Blinded)
    • Nose
      Nose instead Sherry, very light with notes of coffee and sulfur.
    • Taste
      Attack with light spices, stings a little anyway. Some notes of chocolate mingle with the dance.
    • Finish
      A bit short, mainly on spices and cocoa.

  3. Joschbert scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    rarely had such distinct tobacco aromas in a whisky, especially the finish I like very well A little higher alcohol content would be appropriate for the price, would certainly be interesting to experiment, but it is not too weak at 43% on the chest. a total of 90-91
    • Nose
      Toasted oak, cinnamon, baked apple, leather, oranges, mint, raisins, licorice tobacco (88)
    • Taste
      Sandalwood, BBQ sauce, grilled meat marinated with honey, again baked apple, dried plums, becomes drier (90)
    • Finish
      Black Tea, Herbs (Sage), Tobacco, Pipe Ash, Furniture Polish - Long (92)

  4. midnite scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    First impression: wow, this is really similar to Bowmore! The same soft, leathery peat smoke; the same mild but pronounced sherry influence. Really could've mistaken this for a Bowmore if I were having this blind. Sweet smoke and apricots on the nose, alongside herbal notes like camphor and myrrh. Tobacco leaves, chamomile and jasmine tea in the background. Definitely more on the herbal / spicy than the fruity side. The nose improves a little with one or two drops of water.

    Starts off massively leathery and rich in the mouth, the smoke keeps building up until the middle of the development, when a herbal bitterness (sounds worse than it is) takes over. There's a subdued sweetness, a slight citrus zing, and a welcome alcoholic lift throughout, all of which help to keep things fresh and appealing. Might've gotten too musty otherwise.

    The finish is okay, if a little unspectacular: at first, a short peppery kick and an echo from the spirit that reminds me of the smell of ozone. After that, the smoke returns to linger. Leather and soft smoke in the aftertaste. Very gentlemanly. Might've done with a higher ABV.

    I had heard that this was a pretty austere and contentious malt, but that's not my impression at all. Instead, I find this very reserved, mature, and elegant. It's supremely easy to drink, with plenty of soft notes, a kind of Talisker Light (or Craft Bowmore). Definitely worth buying a bottle (though perhaps not two).

  5. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Very full of light and dark fruits. Berries, peach, kiwi and oranges. In addition, great spicy notes in combination with vanilla, delicate smoke, a few walnuts, cocoa and cooling mint. Very mature and complex in the nose. Blind I would have estimated the years a few years older.
    • Taste
      90 90
      A great creamy mouthfeel. At the same time, the malt is rather dry, spicy and brings a nice dry Sherrynote. The bourbon barrels have left some nice notes after bright dried fruits, vanilla and caramel. Over time, prunes, pepper, honey and oak notes develop. Really great! At 43% Vol. I have dispensed with the dilution with water, although he could certainly deal with one - two drops.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long. Creamy, sweet with honey, some bitter chocolate, subtle smoke and beautiful lingering sherry notes.

  6. mosesumike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I am a friend of> 15 years but this whisky is having a hard time getting a good picture against its younger 10s. First of all: for me 50/50. Both have what the other one does not have and vice versa.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Orange peel, apples, honey lined with soft ash smoke. The sherry is disturbed by the alcohol? Then a little pepper, cooked fruits and honey again. Woody malt. So quite interesting.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Buy fruits like apple and pear, some mandarin. Chocolate and then nutty smoke. Now it is getting bitter by the spice cargo. I feel pepper and anise. Then herbs and a little eucalyptus. The smoke is less noticeable here than on the nose.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to shorter. He just goes there and at the same time you taste the chocolate with herbs and fresh grass. One thing must be left to him: the aromas work together harmoniously and the higher age makes the peat smoke very pleasantly mined here.

  7. Max70 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. mosesumike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  10. Spits scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

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