Benromach 2009

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Germany Exclusive
Stated Age
11 years old
First Fill Bourbon
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
de Germany
Added on
03 Mar 2021 10:00 pm by fradin11

Average value

€ 64.64

12 × in wishlist

58 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2009

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.54 points

  1. Myke scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Initially fruity, but over time the floral character becomes more and more concise and the light barrel char also becomes stronger.
    The taste is then typical ex-bourbon style with light fruits, the barrel char character is clearly noticeable.
    Is getting drier and the tongue stays covered for a long time.
    Not bad, but not the over-the-top even now.
    Anyone who likes pure ex-Bourbon whiskys and can cope with light smoke can definitely grab it here; I find the price at around 65 but quite heavy.
    The smoke and the floral from the nose give a nice complexity, which is then more limited in taste to the smoke. The heather smoke reminds me a lot of Highland Park.
    [86 - 82 = good whisky -> get a second bottle? Maybe...]; in this case the sample is enough for me.
    maybe get a sample / bottle sharing first, otherwise the disappointment could be too big!
    • Nose
      84 84
      light fruits (fresh pears, unripe apricots, green apples) together with a citrus fruit, also has something of a lychee;
      with a floral touch - with heather becoming more and more dominant in the nose, light smoke from the barrel char, which becomes stronger over time.
      Slight sweetness (powdered sugar), a little honey, caramel (but very far in the background).
      Grassy, wet hay and fresh wood.
    • Taste
      82 82
      quite soft on the tongue, light spice is added. The light fruits come through better in taste than in the nose.
      If it becomes drier, barrel char is available again, the smoke still sticks to the tongue, even with a light spice.
      Second sip: fruity, spicy, but still restrained for the 48%, slight ginger spiciness on the tongue.
    • Finish
      80 80
      the tongue remains covered with spicy tannins, the influence of smoke is there, but then becomes weaker and weaker; medium to long finish.

  2. jkswift scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 10-10-2021.

  4. elipszis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      green apple
      basket of fresh fruits
      white wine
    • Taste
      88 88
      lemon zest
      fresh fruits with ash
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium finish

  5. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Vanilla, butter croissant, apple strudel. Watermelon, some lime zest, peach and quince.
    Very subtle smoke, with a slight scent of heather.

    Light fruity and vanilla, salty butter. Pleasant alcohol strength, lies lightly on the tongue.
    Slight ginger notes that bring a little spiciness, pineapple, yellow-fleshed fruits.

    Short to medium length, surprisingly, this is where the smoke comes out most strongly in the form of ash, slightly grassy, vanilla.


    A really nice bourbon cask summer whisky, ideal if you like something lighter.
    Sometimes it reminded me of the unpeated Caol ila from the aroma

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The Benromach 2009 11 Years for Germany is a fine offering, but doesn't live up to my expectations entirely.
    • Nose
      Lovely fruity arrival, like walking in an orchard while there's a bonfire somewhere in the distance. Apples, quinces and butter, accompanied by subtle notes of lemon zest. Touches of burlap as well, followed by a gentle minerality and melon skin.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly, a somewhat thin mouthfeel. Or at least relatively to what I'm used from Benromach. Sweet and fruity combined with smoke and ashes. Creamy vanilla, lemon pith and a touch of pineapple. Some damp oak and ginger as well, with some light floral touches.
    • Finish
      Greener notes, vegetal at times. Lingering smoke.

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. z1reticuli scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Seems to me that Benromach deserves more than pure bourbon maturation. Besides the sensation classics of bourbon maturation like vanilla, and oak (Eichewürze), you get subtle orange peels, did not find any coconut.
    I found the subtle Benromach smoke there as well.
    Finish in my opinion is medium long, and unfortunately about alcohol in the second half.
    I would like to read other opinions, please challenge me.


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