Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
08/09/16 6086006434
Added on
19 Jun 2017 12:06 pm by JSW

Average value

€ 65,64

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95 × member ratings

177 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 15-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.54 points

  1. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      very light warm smoke, sour apple rings, cinnamon, honey, some earth, grasses, strawberries
    • Taste
      Honey, sweet muesli, red apple, a little nut, some grapefruit, some pepper, the smoke is only in the finish even a touch felt

  2. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Weak ...
    Nose: with an unpleasant fuzzy note
    Taste: sharp, varnish, polish, not pleasant ...
    Aftertaste: average duration without changes in taste characteristics - not pleasant ...

    Let stand 20 minutes ...
    The nose has improved and no longer has a pronounced fuzziness.
    Taste without much change ...

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A really great malt!

    [Color] dark gold;
    • Nose
      dark fruits, oranges, sherry, wood polish, seasoning (ginger, oak);
    • Taste
      fruity onset, lots of sherry, plums, raisins, sweetness, spices, supple, complex, pleasant;
    • Finish
      medium-length finish, sherry and oak sound!

  4. Romansen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. mosesumike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I am a friend of> 15 years but this whisky is having a hard time getting a good picture against its younger 10s. First of all: for me 50/50. Both have what the other one does not have and vice versa.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Orange peel, apples, honey lined with soft ash smoke. The sherry is disturbed by the alcohol? Then a little pepper, cooked fruits and honey again. Woody malt. So quite interesting.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Buy fruits like apple and pear, some mandarin. Chocolate and then nutty smoke. Now it is getting bitter by the spice cargo. I feel pepper and anise. Then herbs and a little eucalyptus. The smoke is less noticeable here than on the nose.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to shorter. He just goes there and at the same time you taste the chocolate with herbs and fresh grass. One thing must be left to him: the aromas work together harmoniously and the higher age makes the peat smoke very pleasantly mined here.

  8. seacroft scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Old school Speyside, with a nice hint of smoke, fruity, minty with a dry finish, quite complex. I like it a lot!

  9. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      a little sherry and smoke first!
      then, a little pepper, well cooked fruits, honeyed sweetness, malt well present, back woody
    • Taste
      sweet sherry, without too much mold, here it is rather on the dust, herbs too ... dry, but giving rather fine scents
      the fruits are on the pear, the tangerine cooked, there is also a chocolate return end, and then a little nut
      then the smoke again
    • Finish
      medium, simple, but also tenacious, which lasts on. It is at once simple, but also subtle

  10. Macheye scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Benromach 15 year old has high complexity, solid balance and a particularly diverse range of flavours which all work together in harmony whilst maintaining the distillery’s traditional spirit character. The additional aging, allows more of the sherried elements to shine here, and likewise reduces the impact of peat smoke. Multifaceted and engaging, but comparisons to the excellent 10 year old are inevitable - this one is 50% old. Whether it’s also 50% better is going to be entirely down to penchants of the imbiber.

    • Nose
      Speyside meets Campbeltown – toffee apples, orange peels, honey and beeswax vs. gentle but unclean ashy smoke, surface cleaner and used oil. More overtly sherried than the 10 year old, this delivers stewed red berries, dusty wood cellars as well as some slightly tropicalness from pineapple. Oatmeal, tanned leather, lemon drop sweets and bitter chocolate all provide additional nuances.
    • Taste
      A silky arrival that walks a slightly different path to the nose – toffee apples, orange peels, leather (and leather polish) and walnuts get us started, then things go quite greenhouse with pronounced vegetables – boiled carrots and cauliflower. Bitter spicing is introduced by both pepper and, particularly pronounced anise. In the back palate, things become increasingly herbal – reeds, flax and strong eucalyptus. The smoke here is less discernible than on the nose, and comes across more as a melange of petrol fumes and rusted metal dust. Somewhat surprisingly given this eclectic list everything works together rather well.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sherried with chocolate, herbal with fresh cut grass.


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