Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Benromach
Style Single Malt Whisky

Benromach 10 (Old)

The 10 year old from Gordon and MacPhail's Benromach distillery. This was matured for the first nine years in 4/5 bourbon and 1/5 sherry casks before a year in sherry casks.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Dry, barley, big on malt and oak. Dry pine, fruity. A tad spirity. Sweet spices after a time and a hint of puckering prune from the sherry cask and maple fudge.

Palate Barley, slightly herbal, a little fruit, grassy. Big on malt, ground ginger.

Finish Mouthwateringly bittersweet. Ginger, dry sherry, almost hoppy after a while.

Overall A great whisky, its maturity belies its 10 years of age and the sherry finish has done wonders.

Winner of 4 spirit awards

Speyside Single Malts up to 12yo - 2015
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Speyside Single Malt 12 Years and Under - 2014
World Whiskies Awards
Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2019
International Spirits Challenge
Silver Outstanding
Silver Outstanding
Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2013
International Wine & Spirit Competition

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Benromach 10 Year Old (Old Bottling)
It works for this Scotch Newbie!
I am new to Scotch. I’ve been more less a bourbon man. This Benromach 10 to me is briny and smoky. As the bottle opens up and I become more accustomed to these flavors I find it very interesting. I get more of the sweetness now and the malt. I really enjoy this and want to try more of this style of scotch. I will purchase this again.
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago
great value and entirely atypical Speysider
Agree with most of the reviewers below, a great value and entirely atypical Speysider. slightly resinous fruit on the palate chased with (not too much) peat smoke.
clive t , Canada
2 years ago
Definitely dry and remarkably Smokey for a Speyside
Has a slight charcoal fire finish which is not a bad thing. For a speyside it is shockingly full of smoke flavour. It is missing a bit of the full mouth feel and it dries out the tongue quite a bit. Besides that, it is absolutely tasty and memorable. It tastes unlike many other scotches and it sets its self aside as something that you will quickly recognize from the dozens of Speysides out there.
Master of Malt Customer
3 years ago
Love it.
Surprisingly smooth. Wasn’t expecting that of a 10 yr old.
Master of Malt Customer
3 years ago
Highly recommended
Great 10 year old whisky. I actually preferred it to the 15. I felt the 10 had plenty of flavour and the 15 was a bit too much... like when you over-stew a cup of tea!! There’s a definite unique smell / taste to Benromach, which instantly reminded me of the distillery tour.
Master of Malt Customer
3 years ago
Agree with other reviewers. Not an easy whisky but a very good whisky. Peat notes are very strong to my palate and if I'd tasted it blind I would have said 'A non age statement Talker?' Oddly, it reminds me of Ardbeg Uigeadail. Sherry and Peat combined
Tim B , United Kingdom
4 years ago
Good quality 10yr old.
I sampled the Benromach in my city centre pub and I have to say it was a lovely Dram not to powerful on the nose and the smokeness might be the best I've had in a while.
Billy Whyte , United Kingdom
4 years ago
Strong Flavours
A sherry,smoky,liquorice dram here.Not everyones flavour profile choice,but overall for a 10 year old,its rather complex and rather good!!
Ian C , United Kingdom
4 years ago
A very mature 10 year old
Those who have rated this whisky a 4.. are spot on. Though let me make it clear, this is not just any 4.. this is a strong 4.. a special 4 as this whisky deserves. But it can't go beyond 4 because of its flaws, yet.. ironically, it is the flaws that earn it a .. "special" 4.

This whisky is like a "young" at heart Grampa. He isn't a perfect individual but he's likeable, perhaps loveable and has heart. And while he might be all the above, he isn't the most "out there old guy"... he's calm, relaxed, interesting enough but not terribly so to make you always want to revisit him day after day, but when you do, you have to slow down to his pace to see just what he's all about and appreciate it. That is this whisky.

You must slow down with this whisky and not come into the event with huge expectations, and then, it will surpass your expectations interestingly enough.

It is a quality product, perhaps the best 10 year old matured whisky I've ever tried. There is no sign of youth in it whatsoever, it is more like a 12 year old, possibly all the way up to a 14 year old matured scotch.

It is lovely, with sherry undertones and smoky overtones. It is beautifully balanced with a dry and gorgeous finish. The finish on this whisky takes centre stage.. it is long and satisfying.

I will warn you there is a slight soapy taste most prevalent in the mid palate, but not in a bad way, at least not to me. This 10 also gets better as it stands. So the key word with a bottle like this is, "take your time", be patient, slow down to its pace and you will be greatly rewarded with the deliciousness that is Benromach 10.

An addendum:

Unlike distilleries that are absolutely horrendous to their customers (like Balvenie and Tomatin) who and only care about the $$ (and let's face it, don't make great young to mid aged whisky to boot) .. Benromach on the other hand, care about their customers satisfaction and stature to their routes and that reflects their quality.

Highly recommended!
don , Canada
4 years ago
the biggest bang for your buck
A whisky that has it all. Sweetness, complexity, long taste and a subtle mix of smoke and peat. All of that for 40 euro's.
Stijn P , Belgium
5 years ago