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Benromach 10-year-old

Overall rating
85.77/100
votes
134
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
100° Proof
Bottled
01.04.2015
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
5028704978
Barcode
5020613050051
Added on
25 Mar 2016 9:43 am by tedde
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 57,30

23 × in wishlist

134 × member ratings

249 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.77 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Strong and voluminous the Benromach starts the Nosing. Strong sherry notes caress my nose tip. Ripe, dark fruits, juicy oranges, apples, chocolate, vanilla, honey and spices are among my first impressions. The high alcohol content is well integrated, but always indicates that there is a lot of steam in the kettle. In the background there is a beautiful smoky note, which exudes fine smoky aromas. After a good 20 minutes, the vanilla sweetens noticeably pick up speed. Roasting aromas, malt and a subtle oak spice round out the multi-layered impression.
    • Taste
      In terms of taste, too, the power of the malts dominates: pleasantly oily, it nestles into the oral cavity before black pepper causes a proper tingle on the tip of the tongue. Intense (bitter) wood notes, plenty of sherry aromas and spices are immediately present. Red fruits (strawberries, raspberries & cherries) and orange peel give the malt a nice fruitiness with a sourish sting. The vanilla sweetness is noticeable again, but loses in intensity compared to nosing. Dark chocolate, hints of nuts and the beautiful smokes linger in the background.
    • Finish
      Medium long, strong and warming. Freshly ground pepper sets a final exclamation point at the tip of the tongue before the red fruits gain dominance. Fruity, but also with plenty of spice, nuts and woody notes, which are increasingly strong, the malt gradually fades out. Pleasant smoke (again with smoked aromas) and a slight bitterness on the palate complete the finish.

  2. Hemdl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    For 10 years really recommendable. A beautiful, powerful malt with all sorts of flavors. Very good entry into the range of Benromach.
    • Nose
      Very unusual, slightly sourish smoke. The alcohol is noticeable as a cooling, slightly minty note without really disturbing. After a few minutes in the glass, distinct sherry notes blend into the omnipresent honey and light wax. The sour note is now gone and the nose harmonizes. A few spicy aromas are now there as well as a light roasted aroma. Enjoyable!
    • Taste
      Strong start. Immediately, the slightly sour touch is back, which dissolves relatively quickly in cold smoke and sourish fruit notes. Then it gets sweeter and more pleasing, the sherry takes over and red berries, caramel and light oak dominate the picture.
    • Finish
      Strong, long finish. For just 10 years really amazing. Here, too, spicy oak notes, mixed with a few red fruits, but which show only briefly. Then the smoke takes over and a slightly dry mouthfeel remains.

  3. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Probably one of the best 10 year olds; and he looks much older too. Rather old-fashioned than precocious, almost early. And the scents and flavors can be perfectly adjusted with water to your own preferences.
    • Nose
      Very strong, slightly smoky, towards Selchrauch. You notice the alcohol. And the bourbon barrels. With some water, of course, "softer", less alcohol. More fruit in the nose, is sherry now too?
    • Taste
      Comes very strong in the mouth. The alcohol is strongly felt, as well as the Selchrauch. A little later, the oak comes. The second time also "leather flavors" to taste; looks much older than 10 years. Naturally, much softer with water and more sherry notes. The smoke is less present, it now takes on a salty note.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish, the oak becomes stronger, the smoke weaker. A very interesting "bourbon monster". With water, a slightly shorter finish, the oak is and still remains noticeable.

  4. TheWhiskyAgent scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    This version noses quite dense and concentrated in comparison (thanks Captain Obvious @57%) to the regular 10. Starts with some honeyed barley, maple sirup and stewed fruit. The parma ham is present but not as strong, vegetable stock and umami. A light floral note as well. Again some sweet arrival and full body but the alcohol is a little strong to detect anything else. Let’s add some water. A lot lighter now with Vanilla, Fudge, Mirabelles accompanied by their flowers. Honey on barley toast (seriously!!!), Sunflower oil, asparagus stock this time and just a tiny bit of smoke left. The ham went back to Italy it seems… Almost gooey texture now (ahaa thats what they call waxy!!!), sweet, some more oak from the cask. Medium long finnish with my beloved taste of dunnage warehouse (is it just me that loves this?) but hardly any smoke this time. Less complex than the regular 10 year old. I prefer that one in most aspects.

  5. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. dramspotter scored this whisky 63 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      dust, sweet, iodine, young sherry and some peat
    • Taste
      coastal
    • Finish
      medium

  7. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    A whisky, which beguiles above all by its beautiful and varied nose, even if he can not quite keep this level on the tongue. Nevertheless, a beautiful bass strong 10-year-old with a pleasant smoke.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Tender smoke, slightly dark sweetness, slightly diluted, citrus notes and salt, very slightly flowery.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Beautiful oak note, pleasantly powerful and slightly spicy.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-length finish, very oak-rich.

  8. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Glennie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

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