Review - Benromach 10 year old

Yet another dead bottle!  This really is a spring clear out! Rally's whisky of the year 2014 it's matured for the first nine years in 4/5 bourbon and 1/5 sherry casks before a final year in sherry casks.

There not much I can say that hasn't been said by others, its been met with almost universal acclaim and its not hard to see why as it's a cracking dram, with a clear age statement and a very reasonable price.  It's become my favourite everyday dram and I'll certainly be buying it again.

  • ABV 43% vol
  • 70cl
  • Price £35
  • Nose 23/25 - lots of malt, a hint of sherry and clean oak coming through late on.
  • Taste 24/25 - again plenty of malt, ginger, some smoke in the background; so much more than you'd expect from a 10 year old.
  • Finish 22/25 - medium dry, with a continued spicy under note. it's not overly long but remember this is only 10 years old!
  • Balance 23/25 - great nose, mouth and finish it's almost impossible not to enjoy this.
  • Total 92/100