A smart packaging job for this distillery-bottled expression of Benromach 10yo, which has been a big hit since its introduction in late 2009. Well done to G&M for making the standard release strength 43%. Shortlist for TWE's Whisky of the Year 2013
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Speyside Single Malt 12yo and Under
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CountryScotlandRegionSpeysideBottlerDistillery BottlingAge10 Year Old
Nose: You know what, this greasiness and this mineral smokiness just cannot not make us think of modern Springbank, which can’t be bad news. I find some smoked tea, touches of truffles, graphite oil, quite some fresh barley (or is that porridge?) and quite some raw wool and grass. Old school for sure!
Mouth: Excellent, smoky, mineral, phenolic, waxy and displaying various citrus fruits without any excessive sweetness. Excellent body at 43% vol. Then more liquorice, a little sweet mustard (cassis flavoured like they make in Burgundy) and quite some bitter oranges.
Finish: Quite long, smoky, with notes of agaves and minerals.
Comments: Tastes like a true islander. We used to say that Lochside was the Springbank of the east, now it’s rather Benromach. I’m a fan. Same score as before. SGP:553 - 87 points.
Customer Reviews: (8 reviews)
Another great young Speysider from the distillery of Benromach. Vibrant nose with grass, citrus, and some peat. Same expressions continue to persist on the mouth; however, there is mineral and some sweetness involved this time. Long, smoky finish, which is decidedly very pleasant. Quite approachable and easy-drinking peated Speyside, a great entry-level Single Malt Scotch with a distinct character.
- Scotch Fan , 22nd Sep '13
Super smooth with a lovely balance and warmth. A little smoke on the finish too. Well worth a try at this offer price.
- Shaun,Hull, 18th Dec '12
I tried a tipple at the Scotland Boat show in Kip Marina and was blown away by the superb taste of the 10 year old. I tried the rest of the fleet which were all really good but the the original 10 year Old was the best for me, smooth and warm. I'm going to the shop in Forres next time I'm passing to buy a bottle.
- Dave Miller-Crook, 19th Oct '12
I remember 2002 walking through barley fields in Roseile (nr Benromach - Forres) Now drinking the fields bounty is romantic but more striking is the quality of this malt, its nose is malt, leather - black polish ? Taste gives Oak, cinnamon, spirited vanilla, ending with a freshly lit cigar. Finish - Long smoke, dry, raisins. Really impressed and suprised with this expression. Touch of peat in the spey region is interesting.
- Ian M , 6th May '12
Very Peaty not what you would expect from a Spey.
- Steve 18-2-11, 18th Feb '11
id rather spend an extra tenner and get 18year old fiddich
- ben, 31st Jan '11
I don't usually but whiskies less than 46% these days, but I made an exception with this as it's absolutely superb
- DavidUK, 21st Nov '10
I didn't excpet so much peatsmoke from this whisky, but it combines very well with the sweet Speyside-feeling. Very recommended for a 10 years old malt.
- Peter Benkoczki, 1st May '10
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