Benromach 10 Year Old

Rich, Dried Fruits
2022-04-04
In recent years, the small distillery in the north-west of Scotland's Speyside has gained more and more popularity. The Benromach 10 offers a good and affordable entry.
Benromach, now part of the independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, is committed to traditional craftsmanship. They believe that making whisky by hand guarantees real character.
Benromach only uses first-fill casks for their whiskies: for the 10-year-old, 80% are bourbon barrels and 20% Spanish sherry casks. The pleasantly simple and uncluttered packaging and bottle design runs through all age groups.
Benromach 10 Year Old
Benromach 10 Year Old (Preview Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)
Single Malt Whisky | 10 Year Old | 43,00 % ABV. | 55,57 €/l | Benromach Distillery | produced in Scotland (Speyside) | Whiskybase ID 216314

Smell

After the nose has become accustomed to the smoke, we begin to perceive sweet aromas like sherry. After a while in the glass, light vanilla and caramel and a hint of toffee become noticeable.

Taste

At first, we have the feeling of an overripe, mouth-filling cherry in the mouth. Afterwards, the sweetness changes from a kind of white chocolate to a harsher dark chocolate. The smoke is almost no longer present, instead it subliminally accompanies the slightly leathery and dry feeling on the tongue.

Finish

Also in the medium-long finish the smoke is rather subliminal and flavours like honey, vanilla and toffee are dominant.

Thoughts

For a 10-year-old whisky, we are offered a lot here. A wide range of aromas, both in the nose and in the mouth, and a pleasant accompaniment of subliminal smoke, which we usually only know from older companions. Good whisky doesn't have to be old or cost much. Period.

Rating: 83/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 83 | Sascha: 83)

Value for Money: 5/5 - Very Good

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