Benromach 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
100° Proof
Stated Age
10 years old
57.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
25 Mar 2016 9:43 am by tedde

Average value

€ 64.65

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.89 points

  1. 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.

  2. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Some sulfur. Fermented (sauerkraut?),
    overripe blackberries, fire from broken dry branches

    extremely well integrated sherry, a fantastic balance of different notes, which are difficult for me to decipher.

    tingling infusion with old wooden floorboards and pepper - tart!

    Conclusion: very nice, stronger, but not necessarily better than the 10yo with 43%


  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Potent, top-notch stuff - so much better than the10yo with 43%. With this CS version everything is more concentrated, polished, expressive - without being pimped to the max by odd sweet wine finishing tricks like so many are doing today. On the contrary, a very old-school malt which I immediately fell for.

  7. McMoulis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. eselsim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    21/22/22/21 86

    A bold speysider
    Right in your face
    Candy, spices and melons, grain and lemon, a fistful of flowers and a handful of gingerbread topped with hot fudge. Gentle smoke as it is, oak vanilla and a long lingering finish

  9. Igitor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Benromach is one of my favorite distilleries. This whisky clearly proves why this is so. Masterpiece.

    The smoke is practically imperceptible in the smell, you will only meet it in the taste. However, it does not dominate in taste either, it only enhances the overall experience, the main skeleton of which consists of chocolate, red fruits, various citrus fruits, menthol / mint and spices.

    Each time a slightly different experience.
    • Nose
      Milk (or white) chocolate, cinnamon, strawberry jam, rosemary, furniture polish, dried banana.

      With water: Strawberries with sugar, orange peel, tangerine.
    • Taste
      Mildly hot and dense. Alcohol makes itself known. Raspberries, boiled strawberries, strawberry jam, red apple, overripe black currant. But also cinnamon, ginger, white menthol filling, caramel and cane molasses.

      With water: Tangerine, cherry, mango. And a very intense menthol freshness: Menthol candies. After a long time in the mouth even yolk cream with a little pepper.
    • Finish
      Long and dry. Cinnamon, cloves. Maybe mulled red wine? Mint, ginger, lemon and grapefruit peel, cherry stone, plum. Even orange jam.

      With water: Coconut, menthol, milk chocolate. Slightly salty. And tangerine peel.


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