BenRiach 2008

Overall rating
86.24/100
votes
96
Whiskybase ID
WB100317
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling - Batch 14
Vintage
18.03.2008
Bottled
06.2017
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Port Pipe
Casknumber
2047
Number of bottles
838
Strength
63.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LL83535
Barcode
5060399685535
Added on
31 aug 2017 2:37 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 116.70

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96 × member ratings

147 × in collection

Whisky reviews for BenRiach 2008

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.24 points.

  1. neus007 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    At first very alcoholic, but after it calms down a little, things get nice and tasty. Very pleasant dram, a good mix peatsmoke and red fruits.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pretty some peatsmoke immediately, with also a lot of stinging alcohol. Some fake leather and rubber, sweet smoke. Then some fruits, raisins, prunes. After some while, the strong alcohol has flown. Then some sulphur, like fireworks.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very intense at once, licorice, peatsmoke, pepper. Red fruits, berries. Prunes with a smoky whiff. Full body.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoother now, butstill some power. Peat smoke, ash, some red fruit. Pretty long finish.

  3. Heutje scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jojo found some words for this baby for malt-review: https://malt-review.com/2019/02/28/benriach-peated-port-cask-2008/

  5. LittlePeat scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Very aromatic port note. Not smoky in the true sense, but peaty, i.e. medicinal-herbal-bacony-ammonia-heavy. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. Lorion scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Water saves the whisky. Pure the nose is interesting and the palate is unpleasant. With water, the nose is really very good and the palate is fine too. But still the whisky stays in the average range. 70 points.
    • Nose
      "Nose: Red fruits. Cooling alcohol. I have to approach carefully. Spicy apple. A little smoke flashes up. Chocolate strawberries. A little cowshed. The nose stays cool. After a while, pomegranate comes through.

      Water: Much softer. The smoke has almost completely disappeared. Some grapefruit comes out. "
    • Taste
      "First of all, I have tingling sweetness. Smoke quickly comes in, stronger than expected. Slightly ashy. The sweetness disappears. Bitterness builds up and becomes dominant. Burnt strawberries. Whisky is also unpleasantly bitter when it is tasted.

      Water: sweeter and smoother. Citrus. The smoke comes only after swallowing. There is also no bitterness. That's how I like the whisky. "
    • Finish
      Look long, bitter. Rather dry. A bit of bitter ash. The bitter ash is no longer there with water. Citrus fruits remain in the finish.

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. dramspotter scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting. Pretty sure Benriach have churned out a similar bacony profile before and personally, I don't enjoy it much with whisky
    • Nose
      port and peat; bacon frazzles
    • Taste
      tart, hard; those frazzles again
    • Finish
      alcohol-driven and quite some numbness

  11. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. jankes scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. Numwierum scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Smoke and Port, who likes it just as much as I do, will have a lot of fun with these drops!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  14. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    this really surprised me, not being a fan of benriach, but this is something special, a beautiful combination of peat and rich port, married well, at high abv which guarantees no compromise in flavors, and cheap as well, so at least give it a try if you like port and/or peat

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