Benromach 35-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
35 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
17/09/15 151445
Added on
28 Jan 2016 3:39 pm by thijs100

Average value

€ 704.57

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164 × member ratings

201 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 35-year-old

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.25 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Ouch, this is deliciously good. Everything is so well integrated and layered.
    • Nose
      Very gentle, this is a soft-spoken dram with lots of layers. The sherry influence is fairly obvious. Subtle notes of raisins, dates and milk chocolate. But there's also sweet honey, oranges and a rich cinnamon aroma with a hint of pepper. Fruity with raspberry and blue berries. A hint of tobacco.
    • Taste
      The tobacco note is more present on the palate, with some added menthol as well. Cloves too. It's a touch oaky (although never going over the edge), giving away it's advanced age. Furniture polish and beeswax go hand in hand with fruits like oranges and overripe banana.
    • Finish
      Long and spicy. Minty with a hint of woodsmoke.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I had this down as a refill sherry, whatever it is, all can really say is that it is just about perfect for a 43% whisky.
    one word - lovely
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    For 5 cl deep in the bag ...
    But ... a brilliant, outstanding malt ... fantastic!

    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      Caramel, toffee, honey, wax, dark fruits, oak, ripeness;
    • Taste
      soft, swelling, raisins, dates, marmalade, sherry, honey, wood, dark chocolate, coffee, oily, complex;
    • Finish
      long, oily, raisins, bitter choco; astringent;

  4. Macheye scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Setting you back somewhere in the region on £450-£550 (depending on where you shop – and this is sold out in many of the more usual online outlets), Benromach 35 year old frankly needs to be excellent. Fortunately for all involved, it most certainly is – pretty glorious in fact. Old and austere in places, bright and tangy in others, this is a complex whisky that really takes you on a journey - through sweet in to sour and finally onto bitter – the whole time maintaining wonderful balance and definition. Whilst the bottle price is beyond the budget of many (most) whisky drinkers, if you get the change to purchase a dram of this, don’t pass it up. Outstanding.

    • Nose
      Immediately delightful – pronounced furniture polish, beeswax, bees honey and bee pollen (all of the bees) are greeted most pleasurably by orange peels, old bound books and leather armchairs. Deeper, there are cider apples – fresh, but still with some citric zing, tobacco pouches and cinnamon. After a period of resting – which of course, with a whisky of this age and stature you’re going to be doing (right?!) -apricots, soft baking sugars and seriously old (but somehow still sappy) oak. Rather divine.
    • Taste
      Unctuous and starting fairly sweet with freshly picked apples, tangerines and orange juice. There’s quite some development here, and first of all we’re heading in to sour territory with lemons, orange liqueur and liquorice. Just when you thought you’d grappled with the evolving flavour profile, it’s time for some bitterness – very high cocoa solid chocolate, pepper (particularly in the back palate), cinnamon and mild medicinal herbs. Throughout, some supporting flavours keep everything grounded – old tobacco (nearly of the pipe variety), walnuts, reduced fruits (figs and prunes) and delicate puff pastry. This more than delivers on the promise of the nose.
    • Finish
      Quite long with orange peels, cinnamon and old drying oak.

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very, very well-aged Romach, almost a tick too dry / bitter for me, but still just on the border eigtl., Nice that you even recognize him after 35y yet.
    • Nose
      Exciting nose, because you can still recognize the well-known 2-3 Benromach main notes again, tree resin, a little peppery, a bit musty car tires, then intense bitter orange as rarely otherwise, blood orange, rosemary, pickled peaches and yellow plums, clove, caraway, nutmeg, Licorice, old chest of drawers and Chesterfield armchairs, brandy creme brulee, black tea
    • Taste
      Here almost the entire nose again, first starts very dry, a lot of dry, old leather, orange bitters, cumin, black pepper, black tea, licorice, chest of drawers, maple syrup and nutmeg, dark chocolate and very far back then a finish mint, a little like a chewed mint gum and a hint of green apple and grapefruit
    • Finish
      Bitter, dry, with hints of mint, lots of oak, some dark malt and licorice, nutmeg

  6. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Huge vanilla seeds, very pure. The alchol is a little pungent despite 43%, a little bit woody, vanilla ice cream, simple and concentrated.
    • Taste
      Mellow, fresh and vibrant, very sweet, old-style, fresh apple, nectarine, dark and vegetal, classic Speyside floralness.
    • Finish
      Medium, icing sugar, cookies, vanilla.

  8. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Remarkable. At 35, the Benromach character is still easier than, for example, a GlenDronach at 15, 18 or 21 years. Very round the whole, elegant and pleasant to enjoy. The 43% do not disturb, make the malt even more silky.
    • Nose
      floral-sweet honey and beeswax notes, fresh orange juice, orange zest with delicate bitterness and bitter orange - the whisky is orange in every variation. Classic cider (ripe apple with a light tingle). The otherwise quite dominant Benromach spice is here subtle, if noticeable, with green pepper and fresh rocket (mustard-peppery note). The age can be guessed, old attic with subtle mustiness rises to my nose. Assam tea and bitter, but aromatic herbs
    • Taste
      oily, at first sweet orange blossoms sparkle, then suddenly dryness in the whole mouth (but not unpleasant). Pepper - this time black - and baking cocoa, with orange peel and dry cigar. The wood announces itself, pushing forward with unsweetened liquorice, the Assam tea from the nose and dried garden herbs (notable that here still after 35 years, the typical Benromach notes get through). Interesting wood smoke component comes through, more aromatic than really asy-smoky.
    • Finish
      long. The herbs remain, accompanied by sweetish spearmint, aromatic spice and - surprise, even more orange.

  9. bakerman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Xmas whisky
    • Nose
      Lovage, nutty, honey, orange
    • Taste
      Cinnamon, lots of clove, bitter walnuts, herbs
    • Finish
      Herbs, bitter and peppery, very long

  10. Cubey666 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90


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