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Overall rating
85.66/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Centenary Reserve 1895-1995
Bottled
1998
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks Finish
Number of bottles
3500
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Label
Centenary 1895-1995
Added on
01 Jun 2009 12:48 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 304,97

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31 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 17-year-old GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.66 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    There is not much happening on the nose with this one and it smells younger than its 17 years but it is pleasant enough.

    The palate is pretty good and there is plenty of Benromach character of apples, toffee and a little pepper in the mix, I really like it, these go cheap as chips at auction (or they used to) worth a buy in my view
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/random-tandems//

    N: A rather impressive old style (70's bourbon) nose coupled with a vibrant buttery floral character. Super start with plenty of ooh’s & aah’s but one which fades quickly to the exposure.
    T: Doesn't quite deliver on the prickly palate. There’s a sense that the fragility of the old spirit is being wholly supported up by the relatively more simple, more modern juice.
    F: Chocolate malt with only a soft sherry influence. Short, sweet & clean.
    C: I wonder if the older juice had fallen below 40% and simply had to be bolstered up by fresher, stronger mature stock? An interesting old & new hybrid whisky.Scores a B

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A firm, smooth  and oily body.
    • Nose
      Very flowery, herbal, smoky, complex , long. Soft.
    • Taste
      Malty background. Richly sherryish. Peachy. Fruity complex.
    • Finish
      Nutty and juicy oak,soothing, very long aftertaste.

  4. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This works well. The aroma's and flavours are integrated, it is full-bodied and fairly complex.
    • Nose
      Immediately some sherry sweetness (dried red fruit), but also vanilla, faint tobacco notes and a hint of cigar smoke. Some marshmallows, as well as oranges and mandarines.
    • Taste
      Leather, with brown sugar and dates. The sherry influence is cleary here, but subtle. Also some spices, with black pepper and cloves. It is pretty full bodied, especially considering its low abv.
    • Finish
      Mint and some light smoke. Drying.

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Verhaar back in 2000.

    N: Some sherry sweet fruityness with some floral notes to it, some herbal and smoky vanilla notes.

    P: Rich, fruity, floral, smooth and yet so firm.

    F: Oky, nutty, spicy sweetness and slightly drying.

    C: Very nice this one.

  7. Ahab scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    A really exciting whisky (in a good way), which requires a lot of attention. He needs some time to develop, but then rewards him with his complexity. Unusual is his finish. Slightly fruity, bitterly sweet it comes with a pleasant length, but suddenly disappears and leaves ... nothing. A whisky with which you can and should spend a lot of time exploring new pages.
    • Nose
      very malty, slightly pungent, hints of rum, canned peach, dried fruit, oolong tea, vanilla
    • Taste
      Nutshell, burned wood, black tea, dry spices, bitter orange marmalade, briefly a hint of gum
    • Finish
      slightly fruity and bitter-sweet of medium length, but suddenly breaks off completely

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