My favorite bottle ever was a Benromach special release, finished in port pipes. Without that background, I may not like this as much, but when I need something with a little smoke, the 10 is pretty solid.
A speyside single malt scotch whisky, matured on sherry & bourbon casks. The long riping procesdd took care that the smokey hints made the whisky softer.
A balanced sherry smell with hints of vanilla.
The taste: fruity cake, red apple and kiwi.
After adding a few drops of water straight away tones of other aroma's like nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet nits and honey.
Very good to combine with a good cigar, like > CAO Pilón Corona (longfiller)
First smell didn’t smell that smoky, but the start is obviously the rich peat smoke. Quickly clears and mellows to a fruit and honey sweetness, finishing with a hint of salt that gets amplified with a sip of water. I would drink this as an after dinner sweet and savory aperitif.
i tried this because the Flavor Spiral was similar to my favorite, Aberlour, and a slightly lower price point.
Upon tasting, it is a bit more peaty than I like, but the finish is much like Aberlour. I found that if I kept it off the tip of my tongue, and let it roll to the back and sides before swallowing, it reduced the peat tang quite a bit. Glad I tried it, but I will not likely buy it again.
I don’t agree with the flavor spiral on this one. I definitely got some peaty mossy flavor like Laphroig but with a sweeter finish. I really like this Scotch for a cool night. Great warming drink without the harsh burn finish.
I really liked this scotch. It was just a shot in the dark and it hit the mark. Nice sweet notes and not too peaty. The smokey oak notes were nice and not too strong which allowed the raspberry flavor to come through. The I liked it slightly chilled over an ice cube.
Love this scotch. It’s definitely a newer feel to an old style whiskey. The salty/sweet goes well with after dinner snack or even desert. My usual go to scotch is a bottle of Talisker Storm, this time I figured I would wander outside of my comfort zone, and I’m glad I did. It’s a very well balanced scotch (not TOO smoky or peaty, but not TOO clean) and it sits perfectly in between sweet caramel and savory/spicy, possibly making this my new all occasion scotch!
Upon opening the bottle, you'll get a wif of sweetness, which is quite contrary to the smoky spiciness that'll slap your taste buds at first taste. Take another sip and let the spiciness settle down to really taste the sweet and warm aftertaste. Add a few drops of water and you'll notice that the subtle fruitiness comes out ever so slightly more to give the flavors a more rounded flavor. If, at first, you don't like the taste or the harsh punch to your throat, take another sip, and another, and soon you'll find an acquired taste for it. I would definitely not describe this whisky as mild or easy-to-drink (especially not to someone who's a whisky novice), but it does get deeper and better with each succeeding sip. The harsh punch and the smoky flavors at the beginning are similar to that of Laphroaig 10 but with a significant amount of spice and a sweet aftertaste. It's definitely a complex one, this Benromach 10.