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Brands and Distilleries : Benromach

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Whisky Magazine Issue 123

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Benromach

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Benromach 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A well-structured dram with character and delicacy. Very refreshing. A perfect Speysider to recommend.

Benromach 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 An old-fashioned whisky for an old-fashioned winter's evening. Wins points for being cuddly rather than complex.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Benromach 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 ?A superb whisky, rich, deep, complex, with a mature oakiness. I would avoid water personally.

Benromach 21 Years Old, Old Tokaji Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 Rather unbalanced. The nose is far more promising than the palate. What's the point of the finish?

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Benromach 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Balanced and poised.

Benromach 8 Years Old Maderia
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 The nose was promising but the palate did not deliver all. Water stresses the bitterness.

Benromach Burgundy Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 Give this whisky time to open on a sweeter side.

Benromach Organic
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 This suggests a young spirit and lots of oak. Not balanced.

Benromach Origins
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
7 Balance and character. Recommended.

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Benromach Origins Batch 2 Port Pipes 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Wholly matured in port pipes. Shows great balance and style for a 12 Years Old and is marked accordingly.

Benromach Traditional
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A spring meadow with dew on the grass.

Cadenhead's Benromach 1976, 27 Years Old Authentic Collection
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.10%
8 The nose promised more smoothness. Quite an austere character on the palate but with a lot of class.

Gordon & MacPhail 10 Years Old Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90%
7 Fresh and vibrant. Attractive.

Gordon & MacPhail 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The best Benromach I have tasted. I wonder what she should expect in a few years from the new stillhouse.

Gordon & MacPhail 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 After a weekend walk in the country? Mid to late afternoon. Who needs tea? Just a slice of fruit pie and a generous dram of Benromach.

Gordon & MacPhail Benromach 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 I have always found Benromach assertively flowery, herbal, almost cedary. Will this highly distinctive character prevail in the new, smaller, stills introduced since the change of ownership? Tastings...

Gordon & MacPhail Benromach 1980
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.60%
7 A wake up dram. Not a great deal of complexity but an enjoyable fruitiness to make you think of springtime.

Gordon & MacPhail Benromach 22 Years Old, Port Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 Should the pink tangerine blush of this whisky hint at Bacchus? He may have glanced at the cask, but I can't find him in the glass.

Gordon & MacPhail Benromach Peat Smoke
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Once the middle fills out will be a lovely addition to the range.

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Gordon & MacPhail Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
8 A success.

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Gordon & MacPhail Benromach Traditional
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 This one really does have subtlety. A lovely, delicate aperitif.

Casting off with Benromach
The Benromach name will take to the high seas this year as whisky producer Gordon & MacPhail backs the Glasgow crew competing in this year's Round the World Yacht Race. Speaking about its involvement...

March 2007, Issue 62, page 7

Born again- and again and again (Benromach)
Benromach Distillery reopened last year, for the sixth time in its hundred-year history. Jim Murray hopes that this time it's for good

June 1999, Issue 4, page 28

Being Certified
Gavin D. Smith looks into the organic label

March 2012, Issue 102, page 26

Striking a balance
Benromach is a small distillery but it's starting to punch above its weight. As Dominic Roskrow reports, it's a perfect balance of old and new.

June 2010, Issue 88, page 40

A Speyside landmark
Joel Harrison braves a cold snap and heads up to Benromach

April 2013, Issue 111, page 40

Speyside opens up
The Cluny Bank Hotel is working within the community of Forres to give whisky fans the perfect Scottish break. Dominic Roskrow stayed there

January 2005, Issue 45, page 44

Raising the bar (Gordon & McPhail)
Gordon & McPhail is something of a ‘one stop shop'f or whisky enthusiasts. As it celebrates 10 years as a distillery owner our man looks at why it continues to surprise and delight

March 2007, Issue 62, page 50

Speyside Regionalism
Ian Wisniewski asks what is the Speyside style of malt whisky?

March 2013, Issue 110, page 20

Oh La La! (La Zouch)
The name might suggest a certain French flavour but La Zouch is a quintessentially English restaurant selling some rather exceptional whiskies. Richard Jones pulls up a chair.

November 2006, Issue 60, page 21

The lure of the Spey
In the latest in our series of places to visit we look at North Speyside.

April 2009, Issue 79, page 38

River Deep Mountain High
Hans Offringa takes us hill walking this time, in the twelfth and last episode of our label series

October 2014, Issue 123, page 42

Independent's day
Dave Broom reports on the challenges facing a determined new breed of independent bottle-distillers

October 2002, Issue 26, page 16

Aging gracefully
The extent to which single malt Scotch whisky is a creature of its environment is the subject of lengthy, on-going debate. Many people even doubt the existence of ‘whisky terroir,' noting that malti...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 34

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Brewer's decline
The number of distilleries using brewer's yeast has declined significantly since the 1990s. Ian Wisniewski asks why.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 28

The visitors' guide to... Speyside
In each issue of Whisky Magazine this year we will look at a whisky region from a tourist's point of view. First up, Speyside

January 2006, Issue 53, page 34

Cask Strength Malts
The tradition of high strength bottlings was a natural launch pad for cask strength malts,which have gathered momentum since the late 1980s. Ian Wisniewski finds out more.

March 2007, Issue 62, page 60

Young at heart
It's a fallacy to state that the older the whisky, the better it is. Young malts can have their own attractions. Ian Wisniewski reports

January 2005, Issue 45, page 56

A world of difference
Of all the events that this job involves, the Best of the Best tasting is among my favourites.

January 2005, Issue 45, page 5

Where next for peat?
Peaty whisky has been enjoying a long spell in the limelight.But are there new territories to explore? Ian Wisniewski reports

April 2006, Issue 55, page 22

Parker's Progress
Richard Parker is turning a passion for whisky in to a healthy business. Dominic Roskrow reports

November 2006, Issue 60, page 27

The state of independents
How good are the independent bottling companies? We decided to find out in our biggest ever tasting – more than 175 entrants in 24 categories,judged by nine judges over seven weeks. Dominic Roskrow ...

September 2005, Issue 50, page 16

The eternal question
In the latest in the series on whisky terms Dominic Roskrowlooks at the letters N and O.

January 2008, Issue 69, page 31

National Treasures
The search starts to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. Scotland, Ireland and Canada have been scrutinised,we find out who is in the running.

November 2007, Issue 67, page 8

Speyside festival preview
It's bigger, it's better and it's back – yes, once again, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is upon us and the organisers promise a host of good things. Ian Buxton investigates

May 2002, Issue 22, page 34

The Miller's Tale
Thank you to everyone who exhibited and attended Whisky Live. And to the Whisky Magazine team who contributed to making it such a fantastic event. It was the biggest ever and a sell out. There were, ...

June 2003, Issue 31, page 5

Travelling in style
Joe Bates provides a guide to the best duty free purchases and looks at the best stores to buy from. This issue: World of Whiskies

March 2005, Issue 46, page 55

Cypriot sunshine (Cyprus)
Joe Bates checks out what the Mediterranean island has to offer the travellers

June 2007, Issue 64, page 57

Taken by storm
We report from the recent Shanghai show

July 2009, Issue 81, page 10

Going organic
Ian Wisniewski looks at whether the trend for organic proucts has a place in the world of malt whisky

April 2005, Issue 47, page 64

Highland survivor (Millburn)
In the latest of our series Gavin D Smith investigates another gem

June 2007, Issue 64, page 52

A quiet retreat
Gavin D. Smith investigates a newly developed whisky room offering comfort and drams

September 2010, Issue 90, page 50

Zouch Alors
Our man pulls up an armchair for a consultation in the whisky showroom

June 2011, Issue 96, page 32

From the editor
You are male, in your early 40s. You are married with two children and have a household income of over £50,000 ($80,000) per year. You have visited distilleries in Scotland. You always read Michael J...

December 2001, Issue 20, page 5

A captivating cocktail
Ian Wisniewski looks at the Atholl Brose

June 2006, Issue 56, page 25

The red carpet treatment
Whisky tourism continues apace and discerning enthusiasts continue to demand something special from their visit. Dominic Roskrow reports

November 2007, Issue 67, page 48

The green revolution
With green issues firmly on the agenda,how eco-friendly have malt whisky distilleries become? Ian Wisniewski finds out.

February 2009, Issue 78, page 28

At the helm
In a new series Dominic Roskrow celebrates some of the people who are contributing to whisky,quietly making our lives richer. First up is Ingvar Ronde,publisher of the Malt Whisky Yearbook.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 33

Rising stars
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first round of voting our focus turns to Scotland.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 6

A life under sail
Dave Broom talks about the ocean wave, true grit,determination and a good drop of malt with one of Britain's most iconic maritime explorers.

June 2009, Issue 80, page 24

All about the image
It was a Tuesday night and United Photo Industries was packed. The gallery is a giant former warehouse located in Dumbo, a hip Brooklyn neighbourhood along the East River. Graduate school students, la...

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Pilgrim's progress
The Pilgrim Fathers who left the area for North America via Holland may or may have approved, but the East Midlands is now home to a thriving whisky shop. Richard Jones reports

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Conval-no-more
In the latest of our series Gavin D Smithlooks at the history behind Convalmore

September 2007, Issue 66, page 35

Worth a visit?
It's hard to believe that just a few years ago public access to a distillery was rare. Now many offer tours or tastings and they're becoming increasingly sophisticated. Dominic Roskrow reports

April 2005, Issue 47, page 20

The history makers
For our 10th anniversary issue,Ian Buxton profiles 10 people who have shaped today's global whisky industry.While these are only short biographical sketchs of individuals,all of whom deserve an articl...

November 2008, Issue 76, page 23

Showtime
Two of the greatest shows on earth.We provide an overview ofWhisky Live in Glasgow and Paris.

October 2006, Issue 59, page 41

Grand masters of malt
Gordon & MacPhail brought malt whisky to the people. Ken Hyder salutes the legendary pioneers who have always done it their way

February 2000, Issue 8, page 60

Bowmore Bonanza
A round up from the auction world

October 2013, Issue 115, page 80

Tomorrow's malt (Balvnie)
Tucked under the roof of Balvnie is a brand new and entirely separate distillery. Jim Murray charts the progress of Kininvie, currently 8 years old and maturing nicely

January 1999, Issue 1, page 56

Inverness and beyond
We look at the region of Speyside round about Inverness

January 2007, Issue 61, page 34

A whisky trip from source to bay
Following the course of the Spey

March 2014, Issue 118, page 34

Chart Position

Latest
87
Best
40
Average
55

Bottle Price

Average
£84
Highest
£3,346

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Benromach 10 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£33.95
Benromach 10 Year Old
The Drink Shop
£34.03
Benromach 10 Year Old
Master of Malt
£29.28
Benromach 10 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£34.77
Benromach 10 Year Old Miniature
The Whisky Exchange
£4.95
Benromach 10 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£25.95
Benromach 16 Years Old Cadenhead 16
Lions Whisky
£375.00
Benromach 17 Year Old Centenary Bottling
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Benromach 17yo Centenary 17
Lions Whisky
£135.00
Benromach 1949 55 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£6,500.00
Benromach 1965 16 Years Old Connoisseur's Choice 16 1965
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Benromach 1966 27 Year Old Cadenhead's
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Benromach 1966 27yo Cadenhead 27 1966
Lions Whisky
£325.00
Benromach 1967 14yo Samaroli 14 1967
Lions Whisky
£575.00
Benromach 1969 42 Year Old Refill Sherry Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£655.00
Benromach 1970 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Benromach 1970 Connoisseurs Choice 1970
Lions Whisky
£165.00
Benromach 1970 Map Label Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Benromach 1976
La Maison du Whisky
£769.00
Benromach 1976
Abbey Whisky
£416.00
Benromach 1976 2012
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£485.00
Benromach 1976 Bot.2012
The Whisky Exchange
£485.00
Benromach 1978 1998 19 Year Old Rare Malts Selection 63.8%
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£295.00
Benromach 1978 19yo Rare Malts 19 1978
Lions Whisky
£215.00
Benromach 2002 Cask #32 34
The Whisky Exchange
£48.95
Benromach 2002 Cask Strength
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£46.95
Benromach 2002 Single Cask Sherry Cask
Abbey Whisky
£120.00
Benromach 2003 Cask Strength
La Maison du Whisky
£86.00
Benromach 2003 Cask Strength
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£50.95
Benromach 2003 Origins 4 Port Pipes
The Whisky Exchange
£48.95
Benromach 2004 Peat Smoke
The Whisky Exchange
£37.95
Benromach 2005 Origins 5 Golden Promise Sherry Casks
The Whisky Exchange
£39.75
Benromach 2005 Peat Smoke
The Whisky Exchange
£37.95
Benromach 2005 Peat Smoke
La Maison du Whisky
£61.00
Benromach 22 Year Old Port Pipe Finish
The Whisky Exchange
£99.95
Benromach 30 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£220.00
Benromach 30 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£216.72
Benromach 30 Year Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£220.00
Benromach 30 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£202.95
Benromach 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Wdcs Longitude 80'
The Whisky Exchange
£48.45
Benromach Cask Strength 2002 03
The Drink Shop
£49.84
Benromach Golden Promise Origins Batch 5
Abbey Whisky
£37.50
Benromach Organic
The Whisky Exchange
£38.25
Benromach Organic Special Edition
La Maison du Whisky
£63.00
Benromach Origins 2003 Batch 4 Port Pipes
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£47.50
Benromach Origins 2005 Batch 5 Golden Promise
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£40.95
Benromach Origins Batch 3 Optic Barley
The Whisky Barrel
£41.95
Benromach Origins Batch 3 Optic Barley
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£40.95
Benromach Origins Batch 5 Golden Promise
The Whisky Barrel
£39.06
Benromach Peat Smoke 2004 53ppm
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£42.95
Benromach Peat Smoke 2005 Seriously Smoky
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£34.95
Benromach Port Pipes Origins Batch 4
Abbey Whisky
£41.50
Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£33.95
Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish 5 Years Old 5
Lions Whisky
£65.00
Benromach Set Peat Smoke + 10 Year Old + Organic
The Whisky Exchange
£41.95
Benromach Traditional
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£25.95
Benromach Traditional
The Drink Shop
£27.47
Benromach Traditional
La Maison du Whisky
£43.00
Benromach Triple Pack 10 Ans,peat Smoke,organic Coffret 3 X 20 Cl
La Maison du Whisky
£66.00
Benromach Vintage 1968
The Drink Shop
£347.44
Benromach Vintage 1976
Master of Malt
£415.80
Benromach Vintage 1976
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£408.95
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