BenRiach 1968 DT

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rare Auld
Stated Age
37 years old
Refill Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
48.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 dec 2007 11:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1456.11

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 1968 DT

12 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.97 points.

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2019
    • Nose
      93 93
      damn! so much fruit, elegant smell profile, cake, multifruit juice, grapes, perfect creamy,mango, passionfruit,
    • Taste
      92 92
      perfectly in line with the nose, together with more citrus tones
    • Finish
      91 91
      very long, bit more wood driven, thyme, honey, delicious

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Excellent tropical fruit compote reminiscent of a 60s bowmore with that grapefruit finish

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A little different from most of the 76er Benriach, but equally fantastic in its own way, perhaps even more noble, with this highly aromatic woody note. What a characterful drop!

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The profile is of the simplest kind and what a beauty this one is.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Really nice nose, it is a stewed fruit salad of the best variety mixed with a touch of peat and cream.
      There is no need to say anymore, fruit salad chew sweets describes this perfectly.
    • Taste
      93 93
      The fruit is vibrant and perfect in every way, mango, pineapple, plum it is all there in a syrup coating, hints of orange, lemon, a little peat.
      There is a slightly thin mouthfeel mid palate but the zest from the fruit is so distracting who cares?
    • Finish
      92 92
      Good length, remaining zesty, fruity and vibrant.

      Do not add water, why risk it?

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Benriach 37 yo 1968/2006 (48.6%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #2597, 262 bottles)
    After 1976, 1968 was another great vintage at Benriach… Colour: gold.
    Nose: all right, this is one of those tireless fruit bombs! Bursts with
    tropical fruits such as mangos, passion fruits and grapefruits, with a
    freshness that’s simply out of this world and that only Bowmore and
    Lochside could also display in the 1960s. Enough said, this is pure
    magic… Mouth: as often, there are a few slightly soapy touches at very
    first sips but then it’s simply an extravagant cavalcade of all sorts of
    tropical fruits and spices. Please call the anti-maltoporn brigade!
    Finish: incredibly long and fruity. Comments: liquid pink grapefruits.
    Can we have more? SGP:841 - 92 points (but worth 94 without the faint soapiness in the attack)

  9. p4blo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful, fruity Benriach. Hard to beat.
    • Nose
      A fruit and flowers galore with the entire palette - from lemons, oranges, pink grapefruits, through honey, melon, mango and papayas to bananas, coconut and mint. Very concentrated and delicate at the same time. I could nose it for hours (actually I did).
    • Taste
      Candy sweetness of white sugar, lemon juice, bananas and melons leading the way, but most of the notes from the nose follow through to the palate. Great balance, not overy oaky, extremely likeable.
    • Finish
      Medium long, super sweet with a tropical side on maracuja mostly, slightly drying towards the end, but it's just the age of the spirit shining through.

  10. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2015]  In blind tastings people would guess this is an old Bowmore from 1969, but it is not - it is Benriach! What the hell did distilleries like Bowmore, Laphroaig, Lochside or BenRiach differently in the 60ies (compared to today) that they were able to produce such flabbergasting whiskies like this.

    Some time ago I guessed they used different yeast but all the old experts in the industry denied that this had any such influence. But they had no other explanation too and a lot of other disilleries like Bruichladdich, Jura or Glenglassaugh had comparable fantastic releases with such an astonishing flavour profile from the 60ies.

    My best guess today is a combination of not as efficient yeast cultures combined with much less production time pressures so the fermentation process took longer and the yield of alcohol was lower. So this process created more different kinds of esther that later transformed into all this beautiful fruity aromas during maturatiion.

    Yes, this dram is stunning and on eye-level with the legendary Bowmores or Lochsides of that time. A dram to sniff for hours and chew for days... By the way, I bought this bottle no. 32 for 128 Euro in October, 2006.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Fantastic nose on a tropical fruit cocktail and blackcurrant (one of the signature flavours of old Bowmores) together with hints of peat and subtle floral notes.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Intense arrival on the palate with sugars, fruits, spices and again, hints of smoke. Very delicate, and all in a nice balance. Cannot find any flaw.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is bold and quite long, but it dries out a little bit in the end. Nevertheless a fantastic whisky, and certainly the best Benriach I had so far...

  11. barryfox915 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold
    Nose: Very similar to the OB, but more spirity, more floral and smokier.
    After a few minutes of aeration, notes of berries (blackcurrant) are smelled.
    Diluted, it becomes very close to the OB. Difficult to make out the difference.
    Maybe more brambely flavours.
    Taste: Quite dry, floral (lilac), spicy (ginger, pepper) and round smoke.
    Intense. Rich, slightly winey, needs time for the tropical fruits to go through
    the smoke. The finish is bold, smoky, slightly bitter and quite long. Less
    fruity than the nose would suggest.



  12. tebond968 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Benriach 37y 1968/2006, 48.6%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask 2597, 262 bottles - Speyside - 91/100
    Old Benriach = blissful fruit. Here too, both the nose and taste run over from the most delicious fruit. Especially all kinds of tropical species (pineapple, mango, banana ...), but also apricot and peach. Something spicy too (ginger?) And subtle smoke in the nose. Blessed! Long fruity (or what you thought) aftertaste.

  13. markjedi1 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    This kind of whisky is the raison de être for many
    aficionados, yours truly included
    • Nose

      Take cover! A grand fruit bomb is dropped on the nose.
      Delicously tropical, meaning (in no particular order): green banana, mango,
      papaya, kiwi, passion fruit, apricots and loads more, but you get the picture.
      Soft on the spices, but with a wonderful trace of woodsmoke. I could smell this forever.
    • Taste

      Wonderfully creamy and sweet on the palate. Soft
      spices. Perfect continuation of the nose. Great strength too. Powerful enough
      yet not in need of water. Basically perfect.
    • Finish

      The finish is long, spicy and sweet (doh!), with a
      small but succinct grapefruit-like bitterness at the death.


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