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Overall rating
84.20/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
2008
Bottled
09.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
276
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
17 Sep 2018 8:52 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 57.20

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 2008 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.20 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] This is another dram out of this year's advent calendar from Cadenhead - which is a good overview of their 2018 releases and I always appreciate the opportunity to do such a samples tasting around christmas time.

    This is a typical young and still immature modern malt that should have spent some more years of maturation. It is not flawed and hence drinkable but it is neither enjoyable nor is there anything of interest in it, so why should I invest money and my precious liver cells into such a dram? But it is a good base malt if you want to create your own blend...
    • Nose
      83 83
      The colour is white wine and the nose is that of a typical young whisky - simple, mashy (I call this immature) and completely unimpressive. Why do they bottle such stuff?
    • Taste
      82 82
      The taste is not impressive either - just sugary-sweet with some spices from the woods. The typical taste of an immature (underaged) dram but do not get me wrong: Some casks develop a very fine profile even with less than 10 years but not this one, unfortunately.
    • Finish
      80 80
      The initial mouthfeel is a little of everything - a little warming, a little peppery-hot, a little coating and a little drying-astringent, not really a pleasurably arrival. The finish is short and guess what - unimpressive and immature.

  2. Whiskychap scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Not Cadenheads best bottling, too sharp and peppery for my taste. But still a decent malt
    • Nose
      Pineapple, Vanilla, pepper
    • Taste
      Quite sharp with some sweet vanilla,
    • Finish
      grapefruit and pepper

      N: 22
      P:18
      F:19
      Overall: 20

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A warm, sweet, fruity benriach.
    • Nose
      Creme brûlée, hints of white pepper, hard boiled sweets, toffee popcorn and all spice.
    • Taste
      Baked apples, fresh ginger, toffee, brown sugar, over ripe bananas, lemon olive oil and faint hint of oily smoke.
    • Finish
      Lingering creamy notes with kiwi and green apples.

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