The Benromach 10 Year Old Exhibits An Intense But Balanced Profile
Every batch maturation is 80% Bourbon barrel and 20% Sherry cask, married together for the final year in a first fill Oloroso Sherry cask. A rich sherry and fruit nose, find the hint of nutty chocolate.
Nose: Dry, barley, big on malt and oak. Dry pine, fruity. A touch spiritous. 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.