Benromach 10 Year Old70cl / 43%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- White Pepper
- Liquorice root
Benromach 10 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes by Rocky
Nose: Toffee and butterscotch with hints of liquorice and green apple.
Palate: The liquorice and green apple continue from the nose, joined by a maltiness, smoke and spicy cardamom and white pepper.
Finish: Warming, with the fruit and spice slowly dissipating to leave a delightful malty smokiness.
Comment: Benromach have succeeded in their aim of going back to the classic Speyside style of the 1960s, and the whisky has a very traditional feel about it.
Tasting Notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)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.
15 Customer Reviews
The whisky is superb with as many say a hint of smokiness which is a little unexpected from a Speyside whisky. However I can't find any of the nonsense that the Whiskyfun reviewer stated - I mean, 'graphite oil?' Really? I have used Molykote and other iterations of it many times in my engineering life and believe me anything that smells like that isn't going in my mouth. Nor 'raw wool,' which is pretty rotten to be honest until it's been cleaned - by which time it will smell of the detergent used. It tastes like a good whisky should. It's smooth, has a hint of smoke and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.
Just read that this one is Best Speyside by WWA2017 1st round
Outstanding, reminiscent of highland park but better, in my opinion
It's a sweet, spicy, with just a little hit of light smoke with light peat taste. Great beginner step into Islay whisky. Great bang for your buck.
excellent, I am not a big whisky drinker but I find this easy to drink
Nose: Heathery, slightly smokey, peaty with whiffs of sweetness and a lovely caramel. Giving way to stewed fruits, sultanas and vanilla and finally getting basil. A joy to nose! Palate: Sweet xmas cake mixture, grapefruit and a whiff of smoke pushing thru the sherriness. Quite a raw beast this one … Finish: Very fiery and peppery with a dry tanin aftertaste – long! Overall: “Fiesty one you are!” comes to mind with the 10YO. A very drinkable dram.
Made by two blokes in the smallest distillery in speyside..I can understand springbank comparisons with the maltiness present on nose and palate . Some other reviews led me to believe I would be getting a peaty speysider, this is not the case IMO. Develops into a fudgey fruity malty dram, very smooth and easy going down. Would not hesitate in buying this again. I also believe this to be Non Chill Filtered and no e150. Natural goodness
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.
Super smooth with a lovely balance and warmth. A little smoke on the finish too. Well worth a try at this offer price.
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.
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.
Very Peaty not what you would expect from a Spey.
id rather spend an extra tenner and get 18year old fiddich
I don't usually but whiskies less than 46% these days, but I made an exception with this as it's absolutely superb
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.