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Benromach 10 Year Old | Taste, Price and Similar Whiskies

The Benromach 10 year old single malt is the perfect example of an underestimated Speyside whiskey. It is complex and multi-layered, and captivates with notes of roasted aromas and sherry. A balanced and cozy malt that deserves more attention. 

$57 are well spent for this sherry barrel matured single malt.

Benromach 10 mostly matures in bourbon casks and gets its finish in former sherry casks.

Characteristics of Benromach 10

What does it smell like?

There are only a few whiskeys that at the first sniff give you the cozy feeling of being at home. Benromach 10 years is one of those rare malts. 

Vanilla is one of the first notes to tease your nose, followed by a malty fragrance. Then comes the smell of grain, like that in a billowing wheat field. There is a hint of slightly sour smell of kiwi and green apples, perhaps also grapes. The smell of sherry barrels is clearly recognizable.

In the background, the young Benromach malt is subtly smoky with a whiff of salty sea breeze.

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How does it taste?

If the fragrance is clearly characterized by fruity aromas, the Benromach 10 is rather serious on the tongue. 

Grainy, malty aromas are heavily present. This whisky is similar to Cragganmore 12 years, also a complex, only slightly fruity Speysider. 

The Benromach has distinctive roasted aromas, almost tastes like crispy toast here. The taste of sherry lingers on towards the end, and the malt is dry and astringent. A subtle smokiness rounds it off, giving it a cozy finish.

With a few drops of Water

The Benromach 10 years has 43% alcohol, so it can take a few drops of water. And does it blooms properly! 

The aromas intensify significantly. The crispy toast notes become buttery and with hints of strawberry jam. And the sherry comes out stronger. 

If Benromach 10 was already great without water, with a few drops, it turns simply fantastic.

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Comparison with Similar Whiskeys

If you like the olden pre-1960 style lightly smoked Speyside whiskeys, you will find the following price/quality comparison across similar tasting whiskies useful.

Benromach 10 clearly lies on the lower end of the price spectrum of comparable drams. If you are looking for a still cheaper option that is similar, try black label from Johnnie Walker.

BrandSizePriceScore
Old Pulteney 12 Year Old Single Malt750ml$4487/100
Bowmore 12 Year Old Single Malt750ml$5491/100
Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt750ml$5590/100
Benromach 10 Year Old Single Malt750ml$5788/100
BenRiach 10 Year Old Curiositas Peated Malt750ml$6487/100
Caol Ila 12 Year Old Single Malt750ml$7990/100
Springbank 10 Year Old Single Malt750ml$8288/100
Price-quality ratio for similar whiskeys. Critic scores taken from Whiskey Advocate

Benromach 10 Year Old Price in Stores

Seller InformationLocationOffer DescriptionPrice and Size
Modern LiquorsWashington, DC
USA
Benromach 10yr Imperial Proof Speyside ScotchUSD 101.99 / 6ltr
Norfolk Wine & SpiritsNorfolk, MA
USA
Benromach 10 Years Old (50 mL), Scotland, SpeysideUSD 3.99 / Miniature <200ml
Third Base Market and SpiritsGrover Beach, CA
USA
Benromach 10 Year Single Malt Scotch 750 ml, Scotland, SpeysideUSD 39.95 / Bottle (750ml)
Remedy Wine & SpiritsGlendale, CA
USA
1986 BENROMACH SCOTCH SINGLE MALT SPYSIDE 86PF 10YR 750MLUSD 44.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Mission Wine & SpiritsLos Angeles, CA
USA
Benromach 10 Yr 750ml, SCOTLAND, SPEYSIDEUSD 47.95 / Bottle (750ml)
Lincoln Fine WinesVenice, CA
USA
Benromach - 10 Year Single Malt ScotchUSD 49.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Flatiron Wines & Spirits - San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA
USA
Benromach 10 Year Old Single Malt ScothUSD 49.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Del Mesa LiquorSan Diego, CA
USA
Benromach 10 Year Old Scotch WhiskyUSD 49.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Ace SpiritsHopkins, MN
USA
Benromach Speyside 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch 50MLUSD 5.49 / Miniature <200ml
The Wine and Cheese PlaceSt Louis, MO
USA
Benromach 10 Year Old Classic Speyside (750ml)USD 54.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Skyview Wine and SpiritsBronx, NY
USA
Benromach Scotch Single Malt 10 Year, Scotland, SpeysideUSD 55.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Liquors IncBerkshires, MA
USA
Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10 year old, United Kingdom, Scotland, SpeysideUSD 56.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Center Wine & SpiritsGlastonbury, CT
USA
Benromach - 10 Year Single Malt ScotchUSD 58.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Ace SpiritsHopkins, MN
USA
Benromach Speyside 10 Year Old Single Malt ScotchUSD 59.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Gillette Ridge Wine & SpiritsBloomfield, CT
USA
Benromach - 10 Year Single Malt Scotch (750ml)USD 59.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Shamrock Wine & LiquorHighland, NY
USA
Benromach - 10 Year Single Malt ScotchUSD 59.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Town Wine & SpiritsProvidence, RI
USA
Benromach 10 YrUSD 59.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Vickers Wine On-lineNewport, RI
USA
Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10 year oldUSD 59.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Kahn's Fine Wines & SpiritsIndianapolis, IN
USA
Benromach Scotch Single Malt 10 YearUSD 62.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Zachys Wine and Liquor, Inc.Scarsdale, NY
USA
Benromach 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch (750ML)USD 64.99 / Bottle (750ml)
North Village Wine & LiquorNew York, NY
USA
Benromach 10 Year Single Malt Scotch - Speyside WhiskeyUSD 65.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Schneiders of Capitol HillWashington, DC
USA
Benromach 10 Year OldUSD 69.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Beverly Hills Liquor and WineBeverly Hills, CA
USA
Benromach Speyside 10 Year Old Single Malt ScotchUSD 69.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Vine & TableCarmel, IN
USA
Benromach 10 Yr Imperial Proof, SpeysideUSD 75.64 / Bottle (750ml)
Mission Wine & SpiritsLos Angeles, CA
USA
Benromach Imperial 10 Yrs 750ml, SCOTLAND, SPEYSIDEUSD 79.95 / 6ltr
Hudson Wine MarketFort Lee, NJ
USA
Benromach Scotch Single Malt 10 Year Imperial Proof, Scotland, SpeysideUSD 81.99 / Bottle (750ml)
The Wine and Cheese PlaceSt Louis, MO
USA
Benromach 10 Year Old Classic Speyside Imperial Proof (750ml)USD 81.99 / 6ltr
Benash Liquor StoreCherry Hill, NJ
USA
Benromach Scotch Single Malt 10 Year Imperial Proof, Scotland, SpeysideUSD 83.99 / Bottle (750ml)
Rye Brook Wine & Spirit ShopPort Chester, NY
USA
Benromach Imperial Proof Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10 year old, ScotlandUSD 87.93 / Bottle (750ml)
WineChateau.com - Buy Wine OnlineMetuchen, NJ
USA
Benromach Scotch Single Malt 10 Year Imperial ProofUSD 98.97 / Bottle (750ml)

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