Benromach 2005 - Hermitage

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
1st Fill Bourbon + Hermitage Casks Finish
Number of bottles
45.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
14 Oct 2015 6:52 pm by Asterix

Average value

€ 65.43

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2005 - Hermitage

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.93 points

  1. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It’s a very affordable dram, at a modest age, and surprisingly complex and balanced.

    Tasted at a Malt Mongers Israel Evening and Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/06/18/malt-mongers-israel-red-wine-finish-night/
    • Nose
      Sulphury. Match heads. Leather. Creme brulee. Mulch. Seville oranges. Toffee.
    • Taste
      Spice. Red grapefruit. Cacao. Bitter seaweed.
    • Finish
      Long. Plenty woodspice. More grapefruit. Bitter wood.

  2. Torfding scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very interesting Benromach with a slightly intrusive wine finish. Actually a good drop, but personally I would prefer the two 10s and the 15s.
    • Nose
      many hard-to-allocate fruit notes, vinous with a subtle hint of menthol, heavy sweetness, warm apple, citrus fruit, vanilla, slightly lightly scorched wood and a hint of cinnamon
    • Taste
      Fruit acid (kiwi), oak, red and sour fruits (but rather no cherries, maybe a little sour cherries), spiced wine, gentle smoke, some pepper
    • Finish
      medium to long, spicy, oak, some chocolate, a hint of beef

  3. DulischM scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Smoke remains pleasantly in the background, especially spicy and grassy
    • Nose
      very grassy and earthy like moss-covered, densely overgrown forest floor
      slight peat and smoke notes behind
      Wine (red grapes, fruit, berries, raisins)
      Seasoning, old wood, cloves
    • Taste
      grassy with light smoke
      a lot of pepper at the beginning
      sweet wine barrel with spicy wood
    • Finish
      old, woody, spicy with a slight sweetness

  4. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Simo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      intense, fruity spicy, overlying grapes
    • Taste
      strong onset, fruits (cherries, dates), lots of oak, spices (pepper, cinnamon), intense but slightly out of round;
    • Finish
      medium long, intense, fruity; in the end some smoke;

  7. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Hermitage is always a divisive finish, I think it's nice with the Benromach character.
    • Nose
      Sulphur and phosphorus. Orange liqueur. Smoked meats, rubber, forest fruits and menthol.
    • Taste
      Grapefruit, gooseberry and dark chocolate. Acidic wines and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, dry.

  9. domani scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky. Nose and aroma almost identical, the fruit did not come through me so. The finish is its weak spot otherwise a really exciting whisky from which a whole bottle is worth. Benromach is already fun - 09.12.2017
    • Nose
      Musty, bacon, salami, smoked aromas, earthy, dirty, these heavy aromas cover the fruit, spicy, gravy, nutmeg, pink pepper, raisins, red berries
    • Taste
      Very dry the first sip, earthy, greasy, buttery, sweet, creamy, creamy, syrup, mild, pink pepper, spicy, slightly woody, espresso, honey
    • Finish

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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


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