Benromach 2005 - Hermitage

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 61.83

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2005 - Hermitage

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.70 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. Malthead19 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Color: amber

    - a really good 10 year single malt, but it has something
    very dominant thing that stays in the mouth
    - no whisky for the whole evening
    - as an overall view, at € 55, it is rather too high
    • Nose
      very intense fruity nose, the wine character superimposes the bourbon character, intense sweet grapes
    • Taste
      Powerful start, sweetness, dried fruits (dates, figs), lots of oak, light pepper, very strong character, complex
    • Finish
      medium-long finish;
      hardly any echo

  4. El Bastardo scored this whisky 40 points Member Senior

    The smell is more extraordinary than the taste.
    • Nose
      Slightly smoky, some honey, some milk and milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      Taste is distinctly woody for only ten years.
    • Finish
      Becomes medium bitter on the tip of the tongue.

  5. DulischM scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    The smoke stays pleasantly in the background for a long time, the whisky is mainly spicy and grassy.
    • Nose
      At the beginning very grassy and earthy on the nose like a moss-covered, dense forest floor. Light peat and smoke notes are behind it. Then comes the wine: red grapes, fruit and berries turn into raisins. Above all there is a constant spice with old wood and cloves.
    • Taste
      In the mouth the Benromach is again grassy with light smoke and a lot of pepper at the tip of the tongue at the beginning. This is followed by the light and sweet wine barrel with its spicy wood.
    • Finish
      The finish is old, woody and spicy with a slight sweetness.

  6. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  7. Simo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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;

  9. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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.


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