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Benromach 35-year-old

Overall rating
90.01/100
votes
72

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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Category Rating
Nose
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Taste
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Finish
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Balance
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Tastingtags

14 Notes

ColdAesthetics
Expert Senior ColdAesthetics Tasting note
15 Feb 2018 12:15 am
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Spannende Nase, denn erkennt man noch die bekannten 2-3 Benromach-Hauptnoten wieder, Baumharz, etwas pfeffriges, ein wenig muffige Autoreifen, dann intensive Bitterorange wie selten sonst, Blutorange, Rosmarin, eingelegte Pfirsiche und gelbe Pflaumen, Nelke, Kümmel, Muskat, Lakritz, alte Kommode und Chesterfieldsessel, angebrannte Creme Brulee, schwarzer Tee

Taste

Hier quasi die gesamte Nase wieder, beginnt erstmal sehr trocken, viel trockenes, altes Leder, Orange Bitters, Kümmel, schwarzer Pfeffer, schwarzer Tee, Lakritz, Kommode, Ahornsirup und Muskat, dunkle Schokolade und ganz weiter hinten dann zum Abgang ein Hauch Minze, ganz wenig wie ein schon ausgekautes Minzkaugummi und ein Hauch grüner Apfel und Grapefruit

Finish

Bitter, trocken, mit dem Hauch Minze, viel Eiche, etwas dunkles Malz und Lakritz, Muskat

Comments

Ein sehr, sehr schön gealterter Romach, fast schon einen Ticken zu trocken/bitter für mich, aber noch genau an der Grenze eigtl., schön, dass man ihn sogar nach 35y noch erkennt darin.

ovanpuyvelde
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde Review note
04 Feb 2018 6:21 pm
ovanpuyvelde gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
91
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
93
Shane_IL
Expert Senior Shane_IL Tasting note
25 Oct 2017 9:07 pm
Shane_IL gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Rich wood. Woodspice. Cedar. Light pepper. Plums. Stewed peaches. Sultanas. Marmite. Marmalade. Caramel rounds.

Taste

Dry wood. Oak. Acacia sap. Maple syrup. Woodspice. Capers. Oranges in dark chocolate.

Finish

Medium. Dry wood. Slight sherry sweetness. Unlit tobacco. Pepper. Salty toffee.

Comments

Tasted at a Malt Mongers Israel evening.


I hate to say it but this didn’t live up to expectations. Don’t get me wrong, it was a bloody nice whisky, and the nose was an absolute treat, but sadly with the very low ABV and filtration took a lot out of it especially with the palate and finish. Whiskies this old can be quite delicate and should really be enjoyed as is. For the premium you pay for the age, what you get is underwhelming.

Reviewed in my blog:

https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/10/25/benromach-35/

My Collection My blog: Stuff I Like - https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/
bakerman
Specialist bakerman Tasting note
01 Jul 2017 7:48 pm
bakerman gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Lovage, nutty, honey, orange

Taste

Cinnamon, lots of clove, bitter walnuts, herbs

Finish

Herbs, bitter and peppery, very long

Comments

Xmas whisky

Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
29 Jun 2017 8:03 pm
Cubey666 gave this whisky 90 points

Tasted this during a Benromach tasting organised by Whiskybase in march 2017 .

Wow this is a beauty

no smoke or peat or what-so-ever. so this is oldschool Benromach! What do we smell? alot of things: tabacco, anice, lavandula, honey, mocca, white pepper, vanilla, some creamy yoghurt, pears and other fruits and some hints of dark chocolate

The taste is very fruity, apples, ripe figs, very thick and delicate in the mouth, marmalade. also again the dark chocolate lingering around the corner

the finish is long and sensual. again the dark chocolate, and a very pleasant bitterness!

Weighted Rate
90.4
Nose
92
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
89
Presentation
91
My Collection
Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
15 Nov 2016 3:45 am
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

erster, flüchtiger Eindruck nach dem Aufschrauben der Probenflasche: altes Holz, staubig, Nelken, Cola(?), Maggi(??)... mal schauen
Glas: altes, staubiges, Holz, Möbelpolitur... da kommt erstmal nix anderes durch, warten oder Wasser?
gut, ein Tropfen: süßer - Milchschokolade, Zimt, Nelken, Rosinen, ein Hauch Pfirsich und Organgenmarmelade

Taste

samtig im Mundgefühl, aber intensiv im Geschmack: Kakao, Walnuss, Nelken, etwas Tabak... länger im Mund: Assoziationen von Maggi, Hustensaft, Kräuterbitter

Finish

lang und samtig, dunkle Schokolade, Zimt, etwas Kräuterbitter

Comments

Lecker, samtig, trotzdem nicht weichgespült, viel Aroma aus dem Holz, aber nicht holzig-bitter, schöner Whisky (wenn auch weitab meines Budgets).

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15
Mr.Sandwich
Expert Senior Mr.Sandwich Note
01 Jul 2016 2:04 pm

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt


Nose: Creamy vanilla, ethereal oak, kiwi, orange juice, peach and honeycomb.

Palate: Red apples and figs in pastry, a little cocoa and macadamia. Syrupy, fragrant and fruity.

Finish: Oak, cinnamon, anise and vanilla.

Overall: A delicious piece of whisky history.

Mr.Sandwich
Expert Senior Mr.Sandwich Note
01 Jul 2016 2:05 pm

Notes by Weinquelle Lühmann


Fass: First fill Sherry Fässer

Farbe: Bernsteingold

Aroma: Reiche Sherrynoten mit Orangenmarmelade, Kiwi und Grapefruitarmen ergänzt durch prächtige Zimtwürze. 
Mit Wasser: Sherrynoten mit Honig, schwarze Johannisbeere und mit Bienenwachs polierte Düfte, ergänzt von einem subtilen Hinweis von Gewürznelken.

Geschmack: Anfangs ist er süß mit Honig, englischem Kuchen, reifer Banane und Melonenaromen. Weich mit weißer Schokolade, verbunden mit einer weichen Mentholnote, voller Körper und langes, glattes, fruchtiges Finale. 
Mit Wasser: eine fabelhafte Kombination von weißem Pfeffer, gefolgt von getrocknetem Tabak, frisch gedünsteten Birnen, Rosinen und Orangenschale, erhöht von einer zarten Note nach verkohlter Eiche.
JohannesB
Expert Senior JohannesB Tasting note
16 Apr 2016 11:45 pm
JohannesB gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Kräftige Orangen, sowohl kandiert als auch in einer leicht bitteren englischem Marmelade. Ein Hauch Schießpulver bringt den typischen Charakter von Benromach - und das nach 35 Jahren! Saftige Rosinen, eingekochte Früchte und eine feine Süße zeugen von den verwendeten Sherryfässern. Doch da ist mehr, viel mehr. Schicht um Schicht lässt sich der Whisky erkunden. Da sind staubige Bücher und alte Möbel auf dem Speicher, Bienenwachskerzen und eine Menge Holz, das aber nicht zu stark ist. Auf der anderen Seite finden sich aber auch immer noch Vanillecreme, rote Äpfel und eine Art frische Brise in weiter Ferne.

Taste

Wow. Extrem ölig, geschmeidig und fast dickflüssig fühlt er sich im Mund an. Jetzt schlägt die Stunde der 35 Jahre in Eichenfässern. Eine wohlige und intensive Holzigkeit kleidet den gesamten Mund aus. Zedernholz, Zigarrentabak, verbrannte Orangen, Zimt und etwas Rauch. Danach gibt es einen etwas zu stark geratenen Espresso. Der zweite Schluck offenbart Walnüsse und bittere Kräuter.

Finish

Lang und begleitet von würzigen, zartbitteren Holznoten. Als würde man nach einer guten Zigarre ein Stück sehr dunkler Schokolade ganz langsam auf der Zunge zergehen lassen. Dazu gibt es einen schwarzen Tee. Ab und an kommt die dominierende Frucht, die Orangem zusammen mit Zimtnoten durch.

Comments

Ein Erlebnis! Nicht nur, dass ein so alter Whisky immer eines ist. Dieser Benromach hat einen ganz eigenen Stil von Kräutern und Bitterkeit, die aber extrem positiv auffällt. Serge Valentin hat es als "the most complex form of Jägermeister" bezeichnet, besser könnte man es wohl nicht beschreiben. Einzigartig und anders als jeder andere sehr alte Malt, den ich bisher hatte.

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moviemaniac
Expert Senior moviemaniac Note
01 Apr 2016 4:46 pm
moviemaniac gave this whisky 88 points
This is a double-edged sword. One part of the whisky is still fresh and lively and another is old, aged, oaky imparting the unmistakeable “really old whisky” flavours of beeswax, wood polish, dusty fruits and the likes. If you get the chance, tasting whisky as old as this is a must in order to train your palate and broaden your knowledge. As far as this particular example goes, it is a fine example of aged whisky, scoring high in the 80s but for a 90s score I would’ve wished for a tad richer palate – for me there is something missing translating between the fresh and the old notes, it just does not tickle my entire mouth. But that is criticism on a very high level! A very good example of “old whisky” indeed without being too woody and oaky (which can happen too), but be prepared to pay a nice wee sum, if you can still find it! 
88/100
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