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Benromach 2008

Overall rating
85.55/100
votes
57
Whiskybase ID
WB94454
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Exclusive Single Cask
Vintage
2008
Bottled
10.02.2017
Casktype
First Fill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
347
Number of bottles
231
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613062283
Bottled for
whiskysite.nl Exclusive
Market
nl Netherlands
Added on
31 Mar 2017 3:26 pm by BWhisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 64.99

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2008

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.55 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A perfectly fine, young Benromach. Not the most easy sipper, but very rewarding nonetheless, and an example of what young Benromach can be like.
    • Nose
      Gentle whispers of peat, with subtle farmy notes and a whiff of tobacco and sal ammoniac. Straw, hay and some ginger too. Now room for fruitier notes, like pineapple and ripe banana, but also sweet malt and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Fairly sweet at first sip, but quite intense and spicy shortly thereafter. Slightly dry. Chili peppers and ginger, but also a wee bit of grapefruit.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, some oak, and smoke as well.

  2. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I’d best describe this as ‘crisp’, quite refreshing in the way only a well made young whisky can be but also with a decent helping of that rich and slightly dirty Benromach character to balance things out. It’s also surprisingly easy to drink at such a high ABV. If you like younger whiskies this is a really fantastic piece of craftsmanship.Reviewed in my blog:https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/05/31/benromach-2008-single-cask-bottling-for-whiskysite-nl/
    • Nose
      Light wood. Wood smoke & new leather. Vanilla. Grassy notes. Lemon curd. Slight presence of honey. Some white pepper lurking in the background.
    • Taste
      Yellow apples. Smoke. Leather. Unlit tobacco. Vanilla cream. Honey. Citrus oils. Beeswax.
    • Finish
      Long. Bitter citrus. Waxy fruit peels. Cigar ash. Green herbs. Honey.

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Simo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This needs water, neat it is not really enjoyable but there is some nice fruit in the mix but you have to like sweet whisky to enjoy this one
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. RobIsrael scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose: Sweet, icing sugar, leather, tobacco, old furniture, also smell rye but that is impossible. Fruitiness like lemon, orange and peach are arriving too. 

    Taste: Yes the sweet Benromach peat is lingering and quiet heavy too, very intense because the high alc. %. 

    Finish: long, tarry, peaty, intense, this is big whisky, big distillate and good casks. 

    Conclusion: Perfect whisky. It is very similar to the best Bowmore's from 2000-2003. 
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I have a little problem with the sweet and sour balance.
    • Nose
      Sweet malt and vanilla. A good burning wood fire and gentle peat. Fruity and spicy aromas with some citrus freshness.
    • Taste
      Light creamy but sharp starter. Grapefruit sourness and a subtle peaty smoke. Lots of bourbon wood and a touch of vanilla. Not enough sweetness to catch up with the sourness for me. Unbalanced perhaps but I don't say it's a bad drink.
    • Finish
      Good medium finish with pepper, vanilla, citrus and very little sweetness

  10. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tasted a blind sample on day three of the US Blind Tasting Competition 2017
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

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