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Overall rating
85.62/100
votes
404
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 12:06 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 69,42

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 15-year-old

60 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.62 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. Joschbert scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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)

  3. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    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.

  4. pdby scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The fortress is quite enough, there is more than enough concentration in it, which cannot but rejoice. I would have easily confused him with some not very strong barrel. Delicious.
    • Nose
      Tar sherry, dried fruits, dessert wine, sweet spices and tobacco, burnt rubber, gasoline, wood.
    • Taste
      Sour, smoked, tart wood, black pepper, dried fruits and apple jam, toasted bread.
    • Finish
      It fades away slowly and pleasantly, tannic notes, sweet spices, smoke, astringency of a piece of wood go away.

  5. Totoro 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).

  6. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Excellent continuation of the new line of Benromach, a successful combination of sherry and bourbon barrels - all the derivatives are clearly distinguishable, do not interfere with each other, harmoniously merging into one, adding depth and complexity, all this with a commercial fortress and it is quite enough, excellent pitches, balance - successful release.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, processed wood, carpenter's workshop, salted grape leaves, a bit of vanilla, light peat hues, raisins, dried apricots, lemon peel, pre-foliage.
    • Taste
      Wood-raisin, lemon zest, fruity and confectionery notes, burnt crackers, leavard, spicy, slightly tart oak.
    • Finish
      Light, raisins, burnt crackers, dark beer, light metal sour, orange peel, cola, light peppercorn.

  9. TheWhiskyAgent scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Off the bat it’s quite sweet and full, some barley sugar followed by brine. Sweet and salty is always a favorite! Beeswax, a little new leather and moss in the forest. I find all sorts of jams as well: Apricot, peach and my beloved orange marmalade. The mouth feel is creamy and start with a peppery catch. Good wood and lots of it. Medium sweet a little drying, compliments to the oak. Malted barley and some candied oranges. This one gets smoother and more palatable the second time around. Once in a while I encounter a Whisky that seems to improve with every sip, I do think that’s an asset. Slight hint of smoke and a salty breeze from the ocean…How poetic! Finishes long and leaves your mouth wanting more. What I always enjoy with Benromach is the lingering aftertaste of a traditional dunnage warehouse. Quite spectacular, as expected. G&M are doing what I would like to see more often: Single malt with character produced the traditional way! Big thums-up from me.

  10. Pyromann scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Whisky with a pleasant creamy texture in taste, beautifully smooth. Here I do not know - it is whisky, which has no significant ingredient, nothing to remember it. Overall, it's a pretty mature, very good thing. But I just miss something here. In memory, 10yo was a little more personal.
    • Nose
      Pungent, rabbit pen - more like hay, some rabbit food, certainly celery, grass tones
    • Taste
      Aź creamy, texture heavier, chocolate sweetness that goes gradually up to hazel tones. Oily, rounded, creamy cream. There is no dominant component, rather it is a multi-player concert.
    • Finish
      Earthy, woody, medium. After a while, rather sweet. Some smoke may be shy.

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