Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
42 years old
Refill Sherry Hogsheads
2006 + 2008
42.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Jun 2015 1:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1465.00

14 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 1969

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.21 points

  1. whiskyd scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  2. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This is a very rich, round and very well balanced dram. The flavors are very harmonious on the nose as well as on the palate. In shot this is a very elegant whisky that offers a very nice complexity and layering of flavours. It’s not a huge sherry monster but a beast of a whisky anyways. 

    • Nose
      A full, richt, concentrated, complex and well balanced whisky with aromas of ripe fruits, blackberries, bramble, sweet sherry, caramelized pineapple, backed banana, ice-cream, garnish, sweet pipe tobacco, new leather, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, dried flowers, honey, brown sugar, toffee, plums, fresh figs, mirabell plums, apricot, pear, pinewood, sawdust, fennel seeds, old books, walnuts, teardrops, preserved lemon, stale cellar, a whiff of smoke, poached pear, earthy tones, floral tones and subtle tones of fresh ground coffee.
    • Taste
      A powerful, rich, full, complex and wel balanced whisky with aromas of toffee, bitter orange marmalade, orange peels, lime, antique polish, garnish, stale cellar, marmalade, licorice root, plums, raisins, fig, peach, apricot, hazelnuts, juniper berries, caramel, toffee, Salvia, aniseeds, mosterd seeds, pepper, licorice, tutti-frutti, dark chocolate, cinnamon, allspice, sweet ginger, leather, subtle sweet tobacco, hint of mint, precious woods, subtle tannins, a hint of smoke and old oak.
    • Finish
      A long, rich and slightly drying finish with aromas of chocolate, tutti-frutti, sultanas, sherry, spices, brown sugar, toffee, mocha, subtle tannins and rich creamy oak.

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    COLOUR: Dark amber.


    NOSE: Mixed spice notes, with defined sweet

    sherry influences. Some lightly poached pear

    with a touch of aniseed. Subtle earthy notes

    with a delicate hint of peat lingering in the


    PALATE: Smooth with defined dark chocolate

    influences, hints of bonfire embers and a

    pronounced burst of sherry sweetness. Creamy

    with a delicate hint of cracked black pepper.


    NOSE: Freshly ground coffee beans and defined

    sherry notes emerge with a delicate floral edge.

    Hints of aniseed and green leaves develop.

    PALATE: A burst of mixed spices becoming

    smooth and mouth warming, with a very

    delicate hint of peat smoke. Herbal influences

    emerge with a touch of cream toffee lingering.

    BODY: Full.

    FINISH: Smooth - yet warming.

    CASK TYPE(S): Refill Sherry hogsheads.

  4. Sonett scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Heavy and compact nose of dark fruits, sherry tones and oak
    • Taste
      Sweet and thick taste of Dates,Plums, Figs, Raisins mixed with soft plesant spices
    • Finish
      Long finish without surprises, slightly drying at the end with a almond touch

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Ah, a very good whisky. I do like my sherrymonsters. Well, this is not a
    monster per se, but a beast at least. If you want a bottle of this, you will
    need to cough up more than 450 EUR. Hence I am very grateful to my friend Jan
    VC for the sample.
    • Nose
      The sweet, creamy nose is a wonderful mix of all sorts of spices. Walnuts, aniseed, soya sauce and old sherry. Parma ham? Some earth, too.
      Menthol. The sweetness translates into chocolate, fresh plums and coffee. And
      it has a clear, although discrete, tracé of peat. Boy, this is very good!
    • Taste
      I had expected it to be creamier on the palate. This is rather light.
      But taste wise there is no reason for complaints. Dark chocolate with mint â€
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length, soft and warm.


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