Benromach 2010

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Exclusive Single Cask
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
61.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Distillery Exclusive
Added on
12 Jul 2017 8:41 pm by Macheye
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

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Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2010

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. Macheye scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This Benromach is quite the experience. Whilst it certainly belies its 7 years of age, it does deliver quite hotly at 61% ABV. This brings a wealth of flavours, but likewise proved a bit too much for my palate all at once. Fortunately, it takes water extremely well, offering some lovely fruity and cask-driven notes under that mighty initial arrival. Eventful, playful and powerful – and, like most Benromach distillery exclusives, very keenly priced – and with a nice wooden box too.

    • Nose
      Rich and fresh. Red berries (particularly raspberries), blackcurrants and an assortment of candied peels provide a lively fruity opener. These are followed by chocolate, raisins, home baked biscuits and some nuttiness. In the background there’s both maltiness and some very natural earthiness – wet leaves and waterlogged wood. The addition of water really helps define the fruit element of this whisky, bringing out strawberries in particular. It also heightens natural sugars and adds some pastry aromas.
    • Taste
      By the power of Greyskull – that’s a big and brassy arrival. Huge, fruits, sugars and pepper take a moment to recover from. Once calmed, the development is quite expansive, delivering red berries and demerara sugars then swiftly moving into chocolate cake and tobacco. Once your palate has got to grips with those, a huge wave of spiciness takes grip – strong black pepper and chilli – growing in intensity across the palate. Once this subsides, background flavours of wood char and damp soil earthiness come through nicely. By golly this needs some water – so let’s add some: Now, a lot calmer and more reserved – but no less expressive. Fruits are juicy and ripe, and we start to get some cask influence coming through – vanilla, sappy wood and some ginger. The whisky is also a lot more naturally malty when diluted down a touch.
    • Finish
      Medium to long and highly spicy – pepper and a wee touch of salt in the tail.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    It turns out I’d also had this before, at the Benromach distillery with 2018’s Dramboree [WLP84].

    N: The least distinctive of the three so far. This smells decidedly uptight and could go either way on the palate. Light fruits & vanilla flavour the potentially astringent and/or assertive spirit, and yet it opens out to become more fluffy [eggy < spongey] and a little chalky. In fact the nose really starts firing by the end.
    T: It’s certainly firm though not astringent at all, opening up rather nicely with a pleasingly varied, rounded & vibrant chew. Furthermore there’s peppery savoury < sweet polished cereal malt, pear drops,…
    F: ,…. pineapple cubes, a little banana,… following a gradual easing fade.
    C: Guessing-wise, young & strong. This could be from a whole heap of distilleries. It’s a very nicely managed dram but the cask influence has shielded the distillery from my radar.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    N: Pancakes, maple syrup and toffee-like sweet stuff.
    T: A fairly blatant sherry bomb. Very good though sherry-basic.
    F: Later on however, there’s more complexity than first meets the, er,.. palate - especially with water.
    C: Good stuff, but once again, the sherry dominates.

    Scores a C+


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