Whisky Review: Benromach 10 Year Old 100° Proof

May is Whisky Review Month at WhiskySuggest.com. During this month, we’ll share 10 of the most entertaining, informative, unique or spot-on whisk(e)y reviews with the rest of the world. Every three days, a whisky review of one of the 50,000+ Whisky Suggest App users is selected as Featured Whisky Review. Today we’re sharing praisethepasta‘s tasting notes of Benromach 10 Year Old 100° Proof.

Impressive whisky, quite a different animal than the classic 10 year old at 43% ABV. An absolute belter of a whisky, but not for the fainthearted as this takes you on quite a ride.

Nose

Red fruits and fruitcake with spices, with peat lingering in the background, grainy and nutty. when adding water it develops into a more rounded nose, with the fruit even more prominent.

Palate

Dry arrival, rather different than the nose. the same elements are present but the balance is altogether different: the peat is more prominent and I picked up a lot more spicy notes. After adding water the balance is somewhat restored, and when you give it another 15 minutes a lot of woody and nutty notes march to the front to add some more complexity to the already impressive party..

Finish

Long and sticky with peat, wood and nuts dominating.

Score

88/100

Comments

Jake0001 says on May 16, 2019 @ 21:00

Great review! I have some Benromach organic 2010 (bottled 2018) and can’t wait to get stuck in after all the good things I’ve heard about this distillery!

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