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BenRiach 2006

Overall rating
87.14/100
votes
54
Whiskybase ID
WB111802
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Vintage
08.11.2006
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
PX Puncheon
Casknumber
5295
Number of bottles
612
Strength
61.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060399686983
Bottled for
Exclusively Selected and Bottled for Kammer-Kirsch Germany
Added on
05 May 2018 9:37 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 114.90

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 2006

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.14 points

  1. Kridler scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Very spicy, dry, nougat chocolate and "relatively soft" for 61.8% alcohol. Very dark fruit, bitter oak. Very intense for such a high alcohol content
    • Taste
      84 84
      intense onset, very peppery, bitter oak, dates, overripe raisins and a damn lot of licorice.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long and extremely bitter, almost too much barrel

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    [Blindtasting Notes]

    Tip: 10 years, Edradour, ex-Sherry and CS.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Acts pretty much the same as 46%, although sometimes it pinches a bit in the nose. Very present sherry, which tends towards fruity, winey, with an unusual, perfumed, almost puffy touch. Behind the leathery, hearty umami, the marzipan (clear reference to sherry-seasoned casks made from US oak), the damp wood and the red fruits, something milky and sour flashes up. I have to think of Edradour right away. If that's not it, I can think of Jura or Fettercairn, and I've already had one or two wine barrel-aged Auchentoshans going in that direction. But I would guess a 10-year-old Edradour from the Un-Chillfiltered Collection just because of the nose. Interesting, very present nose in any case, but you have to be able to deal with this weirdness.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Very strong in the mouth, I doubt my 46 percent theory here again. Really a lot of fresh American oak, plus pear, tart red berries, a good boost from the alcohol and definitely something soapy and milky in the last third. Age around 10 years fits, Edradour would still be my tip. Only if it's one of the UCF series, I wouldn't want to put my hand in the fire for that. I would now rather bet on a barrel strength. There were always exclusive bottlings.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Quite hot and hot when undiluted. Very extractive in character, with a lot of wood, a lot of fire and a lot of alcohol-triggered barrel pre-allocation. Quite boisterous and not very harmonious. I can still gain a lot from the nose, the taste a little less, and in the finish that's definitely not my thing.

  3. Maltlife scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very intense BenRiach, which testifies with intense PX aromas and strong barrel strength.
    • Nose
      The alcohol tingles a little in the nose. First of all, I have the herbaceous aromas of the sherry that go towards Liebstöckl. Then the fruits come. In this case and dark and rather dry. Currants and blackberries. Finally, it shows a fine acidity that reminds me of tangerines and then leather.
    • Taste
      Very spicy and strong at the start with a portion of pepper. Extremely stimulates the flow of saliva. Then come the dark fruit notes, this time sweeter than the nose. Dates and figs. Tart dark chocolate spreads over time.
    • Finish
      Long and warm in the finish. It is slowly becoming dry but not tart.

  5. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very nice whisky. The 61.8% are easily without water. I liked that very much.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Dark amber

      Nose:
      Ohhh yeah ...
      Thick leather, damp tobacco, a flag of smoke and a certain amount of filthiness make my heart beat faster. Ever very cool. A sour berry flavor joins in the form of blackberries and currants. Sour cherries and creamy chocolate. Some lovage and plum jam. Add cinnamon and wet forest soil. There is still something light-fruited behind the apple vinegar note. Over-ripe, already slightly fermented mandarins. Behind and always accompanying this sweet, syrupy. A pinch of pepper and a little peppermint. Got something from this mixed haribo bag with licorice.
    • Taste
      Full, strong start. Neat buzz. He pushes the aromas neatly behind the bandage. Class. Sweet caramel makes you wide. Add some salt and smoke this flag again. Pair of herbs and again the tobacco. Reminds me of pipe tobacco with cherry flavor. At the second sip more sour plums and blackberries. The redcurrants are the red in the taste. Again, the leather and this apadelignote. The taste is also slightly unripe, bright fruit flavors on. In the form of peach. I also like to taste some raspberry here. In addition a nice chocolate note.
    • Finish
      Long. First syrupy sweet and full. Then spicy and sour. Very beautiful.

  6. Ed Radour scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

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

  7. Spits scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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