Whisky Review: Benromach 10 Years Old 100° Proof

Tasting Notes:

Benromach 10 Years Old 100° Proof ☆☆

 
Style: Fruity and Spicy

Nose:

Robust aromatic and spiced nose of vanilla flower, apple pie, cinnamon sticks and pear. A hint of lime zest running through the sharp edge of red hot spice. A side glimpse of dry haystack, honeycomb and milk that makes the nose deep, complex and powerful.

Palate:

Rather fresh grape and cherry notes landed with mighty spice which gives a really good kick. Followed by a special concoction of red liquorice, honeycomb, blood orange, raisins and oak with lovely waxiness. Comforting oily texture with a compact and intense structure. Vanilla and milk entering the final scene to mellow down the tune.

Finish:

Red fruit notes strides on at the finish but the oak influence is more profound. A more bitter bite with smokiness and bonfire ashiness. Faint drop of vanilla oil and honey is released towards the end, giving a balancing sweet touch for the dram.

Thoughts:

What a beast we have here! Personally I like whiskies with good strength which can also offer great complexity, this is immediately my new nightcap favourite after I tried it in a tasting session. Compact, unique blend of sweetness, dryness, spiciness and waxiness empowered by the alcohol monster… This is the whisky that can really tug you to bed!

(2014/57%/OB/NCF/GR)