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Benromach 35-year-old

Overall rating
89.99/100
votes
75
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
17.09.2015
Stated Age
35 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
17/09/15 151445
Barcode
5020613055568
Added on
28 Jan 2016 3:11 pm by thijs100

Average value

€ 632.14

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Tastingtags

15 Notes

PatSch23_12
Expert Senior PatSch23_12 Tasting note
29 Apr 2018 12:31 pm
PatSch23_12 gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

floral-süße Bienenhonig- und Bienenwachsnoten, frischer Orangensaft, Orangenzest mit zarter Bitterkeit und Bitterorangen - der Whisky ist Orange in jeder Variation. Dazu klassisches Cider (reifer Apfel mit leichtem Prickeln). Die sonst recht dominante Benromach-Würze ist hier hintergründig, wenn auch merkbar, mit grünem Pfeffer und frischem Rucola (senfig-pfeffrige Note). Das Alter lässt sich erahnen, alter Dachboden mit dezenter Muffigkeit steigt mir in die Nase. Assamtee und herbe, aber aromatische Kräuter 

Taste

ölig, zunächst blitzen süße Orangenblüten auf, dann schlagmals Trockenheit im ganzen Mundraum (aber nicht unangenehm). Pfeffer - diesmal schwarz - und Backkakao, dazu Orangeat und trockene Zigarre. Das Holz kündigt sich an, schiebt nach vorn mit ungesüßter Lakritze, dem Assamtee aus der Nase und getrockneten Gartenkräutern (bemerkenswert, dass hier nach 35 Jahren immer noch die typischen Benromach-Noten durchkommen). Interessante Holzrauchkomponente kommt durch, mehr aromatisch als wirklich aschig-rauchig. 

Finish

lang. Die Kräuter bleiben, begleitet von süßlichem Spearmint, aromatischem Gewürz und - Überraschung, noch mehr Orange.

Comments

Bemerkenswert. Mit 35 Jahren ist der Benromach-Charakter noch immer leichter, als beispielsweise ein GlenDronach mit 15, 18 oder 21 Jahren. Sehr rund das Ganze, elegant und angenehm zu genießen. Die 43% stören nicht, lassen den Malt noch seidiger werden. 

nad_chario
Connoisseur nad_chario Review note
25 Feb 2018 7:49 pm
nad_chario gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
91
Initial taste
92
Body
92
Finish
89
Price
54
Presentation
88
My Market
ColdAesthetics
Connoisseur 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
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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.

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