Overall rating
Single Malt
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Special Vintage Selection
Stated Age
10 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
62.4 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
13 Apr 2018 8:20 am by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 70,68

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 2008 AC

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.73 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    From the basic character, I find this Benriach not so bad, unfortunately I miss the harmony among the different flavors. Sometimes the sharpness stands out, then oak tones dominate, then walnuts again. Somehow it seems like the individual components do not match and do not harmonize with each other. Likewise, I feel the intense sharpness rather than disturbing and not harmoniously involved. Despite being 10 years old, this malt looks extremely young, unbalanced and somehow immature. An interesting experience, luckily it was just a small sample dwarf ...

    20/19/19/19 (77P)
    • Nose
      For the first nosing, the alcohol stands out immediately, then roasted aromas and freshly sawn oak boards mix. Voluminous sweetness develops, caramelized sugar and hints of popcorn disappear in dark fruit flavors. Old and slightly sour apples and dark vanilla rise, tropical fruits follow the intensifying apple note. Creamy caramel drips on roasted almond, the sweet sugar and honey note is pervaded with fresh mint. Spicy oak tones break through the sweet tart fruit note, the alcohol is now harmoniously integrated. Again and again sawdust and the smell of freshly sawn wood, the tart apple note slowly moves back into the foreground.
    • Taste
      At the beginning of the first sip, intense wood tones mix with sour apple slices, then mercilessly wooden sharpness lays over the tongue. Colorful peppercorns burst on the tongue and exude in combination with the intense oak acerbity a harsh and pungent basic flavor. Slowly, the alcohol and the sharpness fade away, leaving spicy oak notes and dark fruity notes. The second sip flows just as sharply and spicy over the tongue, warm heat warms the palate and especially the tongue. Over time, the wood sharpness vanishes while juicy apple pie exudes its slightly tart aroma.
    • Finish
      A decaying sharpness is still resting on the tongue, the remaining crumbs of the apple cake are reminiscent of tart apples and crumble cake. Dark caramel separates from the crumbs, dry and harsh wood tones end in fresh chewed walnuts. The walnut flavor will be more dominant and creamier, with hints of toffee and caramel. Likewise, the tart and sour baked apple becomes noticeable again.

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Thick thing that needs UN-BE-THING water, without it is inedible. The whole thing is thinned sweet-tasty and kräutrig with amazing substance and depth for the age. For tens of ten less worth a purchase consideration, but so ...

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    fat nose - on the palate much too blatant - the must still a few years into the barrel
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      70 70

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The alcohol is not hiding. Amazingly dominant wood notes. From time to time I have to think of a barreled gin. Citrus notes come along that combine with the sweetness of the wood sugar. Vanilla. In the mouth, the sweetness is now more pronounced. Then green apple drizzled with lemon juice. Also some roasty flavors come.

    Nothing I would buy. He is not indestructible now, but just not exciting.


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