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Overall rating
85.63/100
votes
99
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
08.09.2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
08/09/16 6086006434
Barcode
5020613051485
Added on
19 Jun 2017 12:06 pm by JSW

Average value

€ 66,54

10 × in wishlist

99 × member ratings

179 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 15-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.63 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Some time ago I tried the "new" 10YO and was pleased enough to score it 89. After that I struggled to find the same quality in the 2008 Organic and even the 2005 Peat Smoke.
    Happy to say this is the best one yet. At £50 it's a steal.
    Thanks to karloff for the sample.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Delightful! Not sure if I should drink it or wear it.
      Soft sweet sherry soaked fruit cake with some light ginger spice.
      A hint of citric in the form of grapefruit.
      Suger coated red currant and cherry pits.
      Some very light wood in the background.
    • Taste
      91 91
      So so savoury.
      Thick, oily, sweet. Almost like a spiked well aged PX.
      Pleasant build up of spice making the body richer and bolder, adding another dimention to the sweet fruit.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Well past medium lenght.
      Tobacco leaves and slightly bitter coffee.

  2. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    This isn't as spicy as the 10, they are there but are a lot more subtle. There isn't much points wise between the 10 and the 15 but they are both great for different reasons and that is what you want from a distillery. For what you pay for this has to be one of the best 15's out there. Another wonderful malt from a wonderful distillery.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Tinned plums, summer fruit pudding, gloss paint, some herbs and some spices. I am struggling to find any smokiness like some have found.
      There is blood orange and ginger cake, dark cherries, malt loaf and a great red wine.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Very nice and succulent. It's one of those where you flick your tongue off the roof of your mouth because it's that succulent. This goes down very easily and what is left behind is rich and creamy. Lots of nice red fruits with just a little spice. Again can't find that smoke as you sip it and roll it around your tongue.
    • Finish
      90 90
      A medium to long finish, with liquorice root stick and finally that hint of smoke on the death.

  3. etwa77 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    as someone has said.. a dram to drink so you can prepare your palate for the real drams.. in this regard, it works very well.
    • Nose
      82 82
      sherry, warm malt, toast, cocoa and a wiff of smoke.. the alcohol sits comfortable among the sherry sheets.. civilized, but nothing outstanding
    • Taste
      84 84
      Oily and creamy, despite the reduction.. orange zest.. slightly acidic.. pears and quinces.. some cinnamon.. a hint of heather makes me reminiscent of highland p.
    • Finish
      79 79
      small and perfumy.. a touch of aromatic herbs and some bitter coffee aftertaste..

  4. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • 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

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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!

  7. Romansen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Moses scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.

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