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Benromach 10 Year Old

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@PandemoniumReview by @Pandemonium

23rd Sep 2014

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  • Nose
    21
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    21
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
    85

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Ever had a whisky that you simply forgot about? According to my log I had my first Benromach 10 back in 2012. So this is more of a rediscovery, than an actual new experience. Right from the Gordon & MacPhail Boutique Speyside distillery comes this ten year old 80-20% mix of bourbon and sherry casks with an oloroso finish.

Nose: greasy on the nose with hints of tea, a touch of peat, a whiff of sherry, mustard, brown sugar, nutmeg (stimulating) and some vanilla.

Mouth: A rich big bodied, sherry infused, smooth whisky with a warm mouth feel, mineral and slightly waxy on the palate. Notes of apple wood smoke, bitter oranges, and a touch of vanilla.

Finish: medium long finish with light mineral elements, with a spicy edge and some citrus notes in the tail.

Conclusion A great whisky, certainly for a 10yo. The mix of bourbon and sherry casks payed off and created a rich and multi-layered whisky. Great job here G&M, an absolute must have.

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6 comments

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

Totally agree @Pandemonium. Just discovered this one recently and really enjoying it. Goes to show that it doesn't have to be 30 years old and cost a fortune to be a very good whisky. Excellent value. Thanks for the review.

4 years ago 0

@Pandemonium
Pandemonium commented

Thanks, value for money, that's all I care about. And for their limited ability to produce whisky at the small Benromach distillery they have managed to keep their prices in check. Placed an order for two more bottles yesterday, good stuff.

4 years ago 0

@hunggar
hunggar commented

Strangely, we don't have the 10 yr old in Taiwan. Oppositely, we seem to be the only country with a 12 yr old OB from Benromach. But the tasting notes and your general perception of this seem to line up with my take on the 12. I'm very interested in trying the 10 now. Thanks, @Pandemonium.

4 years ago 0

@Pandemonium
Pandemonium commented

Is it a real 12yo bottling or is it a 12yo edition of the Benromach origins?

4 years ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

The bottle looks identical to the 10. Only diff seems to be where mine says 10 on the label this one says 12. Might be a bottling for the Asian market only.

4 years ago 0

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