Benromach 15-year-old

Overall rating
84.11/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB7661
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613204508
Added on
19 feb 2009 5:42 pm

Average value

€ 141.43

2 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Benromach 15-year-old

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.11 points.

  1. notesofmalt scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Benromach 15 years, 40% alc. Original bottling (approx. 2000). Expansion: unknown

    Nose: Subtle fruity nose, peach, ripe apples and apricots come to mind first. In addition, old paper, a little leather and a pleasant scent of lavender. With a little hay and oak wood, maybe also caramel.
    Palate: different, strange. A lot of bitter oak, plus tree resin and a syrupy mixture of pepper and caramel. Behind it, the fruity aromas of the nose flash again briefly, but the bitterness dominates and kills everything.

    Finish: Medium long, with the bitter oak aromas lingering for an eternity and also developing slightly sour.

    Conclusion: Okay ... but nothing more. The aromas in the nose are really nice and promise a pleasantly fruity Benromach, but what comes afterwards is very unbalanced and not very enjoyable. I like many of today's bottlings but also the 12-year-old sister bottling much better. 75/100 points

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  2. pere scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    A bit old style in a not so good way.
    • Nose
      Sweet, vanilla, malt, grass.
    • Taste
      Malt, grass, wax, salted fish, not very enjoyable.
    • Finish
      A bit of caramel, malt.

  3. Menko scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Benromach closed its doors in 1983. Its new owner, Gordon & MacPhail, reopened the restored distillery in 1998 to produce Benromach as we know it today.
    This older bottling is becoming rare, and it's quite different from the recent Benromach.
    I can't discover any peat.
    Light, round, sweet, caramel, fruit and a long strong finish.
    Enjoyable.

  4. joerihoste scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    15 Year Old WBID: 7661
    N: light & fruity, white apricot, hint of smoke
    P: slightly waxy, dirty and malty with understated fruit
    F: short and somewhat dry

  5. Feusi scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Soft and pleasant on the nose, also for drinking creamy s

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