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Benromach 10yo

(43%, OB, 2012*)
Average Score: 83
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryBenromach
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameBenromach
Alcohol By Volume43%
Issued2012*
Average Score83


Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson87
Konstantin Grigoriadis80
Craig Daniels78
Krishna Nukala82
David Wankel84


Retired Maniac Ratings
Ho-cheng Yao85


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonQuite a lot of smoke here, dry vanilla, slight berries and rhubarb. Bacon (lots!), barbecue and burning logs. Round and smoother than expected. Dark smoke in the aftertaste and perhaps meaty tendencies in the aftertaste. Quite mouthcoating and not a lot of alcohol in here. Dry woody aftertaste.
Craig DanielsNose: some florals (freesias and frangipani) and some honey, then deepens into honeycomb, some earthy peat and some smoke. Like Highland Park but without the depth. Palate; sweet and honeyed, smoke in the tail, slightly dirty, burnt honeycomb. Finish: smoke and ashes, some fruit bitters, a tiny touch of burnt honeycomb and beer can metal. Comment: Maybe this is a whisky I just don't "get". I don't think the fairly minimal amount of peat adds much, maybe justs muddies the underlying Speyside sweetness. There were 11 people who tasted this blind in September 2013 and the scores ranged from 77 to 84.
Craig DanielsNose: some florals (freesias and frangipani) and some honey, then deepend into honeycomb, some earthy peat and some smoke. Like Highland Park but without the depth. Palate; sweet and honeyed, smoke in the tail, slightly dirty, burnt honeycomb. Finish: smoke and ashes, some fruit bitters, a tiny touch of burnt honeycomb and beer can metal. Comment: Maybe this is a whisky I just don't "get". I don't think the fairly minimal amount of peat adds much, maybe justs muddies the underlying Speyside sweetness. There were 11 people who tasted this blind in September 2013 and the scores ranged from 77 to 84.