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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 17-year-old GM
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points
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- 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
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
- A firm, smooth and oily body.
Very flowery, herbal, smoky, complex , long. Soft.
Malty background. Richly sherryish. Peachy. Fruity complex.
Nutty and juicy oak,soothing, very long aftertaste.
- This works well. The aroma's and flavours are integrated, it is full-bodied and fairly complex.
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.
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.
Mint and some light smoke. Drying.
- 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.
- 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.
very malty, slightly pungent, hints of rum, canned peach, dried fruit, oolong tea, vanilla
Nutshell, burned wood, black tea, dry spices, bitter orange marmalade, briefly a hint of gum
slightly fruity and bitter-sweet of medium length, but suddenly breaks off completely