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Benromach 30yo

(43%, OB, 2011*)
Average Score: 87
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameBenromach
Alcohol By Volume43%
Average Score87

Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson88
Konstantin Grigoriadis86
Krishna Nukala81
Rich Howard88
David Wankel86
Keith Wood89
Oliver Klimek86
Benjamin Chen87

Retired Maniac Ratings
Ho-cheng Yao88
Ralf Mitchell90

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonThick oily attractive fruity nose here. Of exotic kind. Succulent is the word, I believe. Very round and drinkable. Excellent fruity concentration also in the taste, still retaining a fresh lively character. On eucalyptus. Quite lovely.
Rich Howardthe nose is filled with moderately dark fruits and berries; vaguely sangria-like but not that sweet: plums, pomegranate, cranberries (not too tart), blood oranges, hints of fresh pineapple, a very slight undercurrent of walnuts. the palate is moderately sweet with plums and hints of blueberry jam with that hint of walnuts on the finish. water adds a whiff of warm vanilla to the nose, a dash of malt powder, but doesn't begin to take away from all that lovely fruit. the palate is still smooth, sweet and balanced, with plenty of fruit. summary: very nice, a quality sherried malt. holds up well to scrutiny... ;) [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: Glowing amber in midday sun - Nose: Starts slowly or faintly but with a definite suggestion of aged oak. Then comes a hint of traditional wax furniture polish and a mixture of dark sherried fruits. After 2-3 minutes it gains a light leafiness but as more time passes the polished wood expands further to provide an extremely aromatic whisky. - Palate: Very smooth and creamy mouth-feel with plenty of aromatic wood and creamy vanilla. Also some hints of cherry and burgundy, the wine, not the colour. - Finish: Long, sophisticated and smooth - Overall Impression: Excellent, a marvellous whisky which almost reached 'greatness' on my scale.