BenRiach Cask Strength

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 2
Bourbon Barrel, Virgin Oak Hogshead, Oloroso
60.6 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
12 apr 2018 6:31 pm by Andre Lautensack
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 72.71

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach Cask Strength

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.55 points.

  1. Obynapewno scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      fresh, peaches, vanilla, honey, ripe apples, cinnamon, Brownie, simple. With water, more wood and a little mint
    • Taste
      86 86
      cherry in chocolate, plums, lots of wood and sweets, vanilla. Peach jam and some nuts with water
    • Finish
      84 84
      long, woody, spicy, sweet

  2. jykoo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Medium + intensity, lively, blood orange, apricot, toffee, milk chocolate, sour plum, dusty, caramel and some sweet spice, cloves. a little hint of hazelnut. with water, a lot more fresh herb like basil and mint.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Medium + intensity, full body because of the 60.6%abv, sweet but dry on the palate, with some acidity.
    • Finish
      82 82
      rather shorter and empty finish. expect more from it. I would rate it as medium finish.

  3. Burch scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Really interesting malt from 3 types of casks - oloroso butts, bourbon barrels and virgin oak hoggies. Rachel Barrie is really a great blender. I believe this is a 10yo given the casks are from '06, '07, '08 per Benriach.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very spirity without water. There's chocolate, toffee, spiced apples. You can pick out the oloroso in the nose. It really adds a nice dimension - subtle but so well placed. It adds a bit of that dank cellar note which is so easily overdone but not at all here.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Almost just anesthetizing without water. Then is opens up a creamy chocolate, green apples and something I’m saying is cigar tobacco.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Just a bit of raspberry on the swallow – a candy type of raspberry like framboise. Goes deeper after that – cholocate, caramel and again that cellar note.

  4. DannyHill scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    N: sherry cask, heavy cream, figs, dates, honey, oats
    P: tad sharp, honey, strong oak influence, lightly nutty
    F: lots of oak, heat

  5. blacknapkins scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. claymore84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-09-2020 in Rommerskirchen.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Pyromann scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is how whisky scores in taste and finnish. The smell is simpler, more woody. As a result, it's a nice matter. I like the silky smoothness and sweetness that tastes the whole thing.
    • Nose
      Woody, very light, and some sweetness - probably sherry. But only very carefully and not doing well. Fruit, ripe apples. Cinnamon. Not complex, but rather straightforward.
    • Taste
      Chocolate and honey sweets. Sherry? Tanned wood, after a while spice appears and peeks out sharpness (but it is no murder, more pleasant sharpness). The taste is dense, oily, silky texture.
    • Finish
      Sweet, honey - woody. Warm, quite long. Spicy.

  8. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    remove if possible the 100 administered on this whisky, that would just be normal!!!!!!

  9. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a 10-12 year old who spent on 3 different barrels:
    woody nose !, then a little floral with a certain freshness
    the mouth (a starter can help, or qq drops of water!) gives in an intense vanilla woody, in a creamy sensation too, a woody return cooked, toasted, caramelized, again well vanilla and remains in the mouth durably.
    The vanilla finish, medium woody.

  10. fsvtav15 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    big nose vanillia +++, wooded you have to take your time
    taste complex need to drink slowly, a little water can be needed
    finish medium at very long

  11. Andre Lautensack scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83


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