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Benromach 05-year-old

Overall rating
82.38/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sassicaia Wood Finish
Bottled
08.2006
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Sassicaia Wine Casks Finish
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Added on
12 Jul 2009 8:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 79.98

5 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

67 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 05-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.38 points

  1. irrerelevant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    has a young appearance overall, that sassicaia didnt find its way "in" that whisky, seems to sit on top, the sweetness is a little artificial, still interesting whisky becaus of that grainy note
    • Nose
      Sweet biscuits, grain, pale red fruits, mirabelle, pear, wine gum
    • Taste
      fresh, floral, a little soapy, the grain note is dominant, but quite pleasant, winy mouthfeel, pink wine, grapes, cookie dough
    • Finish
      medium, fruity, turns a little dry and sour

  2. tkoppelaar scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Starts with fresh fruit, orange, peach, apricot. Smells lightly to wine. Wood, toffee / caramel and a little bit of peat. Grass / hay.
    • Taste
      Starts sweet, pepper, caramel, salt, forest fruits.
    • Finish
      Mild pirate and especially fruity. Ends dry.

  3. irrerelevant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Sweet pastries, cereals, light red fruit, mirabelles, light pear, gummy bears, fresh, floral, slightly soapy, cereal touch dominates pleasantly, in the mouth vinous, rose wine, grapes, biscuit, altogether perhaps too young, the Sassicaia ripening is put on something, still a great, interesting Malt

  4. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This one would definitely become much better with more cask maturation and bottling at higher strength. Nevertheless it's an interesting dram with character.

    (Rating interval 80-85p)
    • Nose
      Butterscotch, aromatic pink pepper, caramel custard and a hint of apple juice. Some peat smoke is playing in the background.
    • Taste
      It is a sweet delivery, very mild with oak, pepper, bitter stone fruit, raspberries and table salt at the front and front sides of the tongue. It is not a swimmer but water brings blue plums on the palate after a minute or so.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather weak with hints of red berries, black currant and mixed pepper corns (pink and black). A bit bright.

  5. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N: little smoke, syrup, hay, winey, honey and pepper
    T: syrup, wood, dry, grains, red summer fruits and again smoke
    F: smoke, dry, grains and vanilla
    tasted + sample @ Pot Still Festival 2012

  6. alectron scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note (Dramfest NZ 2012)
    • Nose
      cardboard, some wine (72)
    • Taste
      nice malt sweetness (82)
    • Finish
      cereal/grist & the cardboard comes back (73)

  7. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

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