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[Quick Review] Benromach - Vintage 2010 58.5%

Distillery: Benromach Bottler: Distillery Age: 11 years old Distilled: 2010 Bottled: 2021 Cask: 1st fill (Sherry and Bourbon) Abv: 58.5% Unchillfiltered: Yes Natural Colour: Yes Nb of bottles: 292 Extra: Batch 1 (bottling of 18 casks)  Distilled in 2010, aged in 18 first-fill hogshead casks (a mix of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry I believe) bottled in 2021 at the natural cask strength of 58.5%, unchillfiltered and uncoloured. My tasting notes: Nose:  Fruity, earthy and spicy. Barley, vanilla, peat smoke, ripe figs, hints of clove and cinnamon, orange, some nuttiness and some dark chocolate. The alcohol is not overpowering and it definitely smells of a well-made whisky! Palate:  Rich, fruity and spicy. Dark fruits, stewed plums and blackberries mixed with black pepper and oak spice. Dunnage warehouse, apple and ginger crumble, spicy honey, slight bitter cocoa and orange pith. The earthy smoke has moved to the background. Finish:  Earthy, warming with wood smoke, stewed dark fruits,