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BenRiach 1983 SMWS 12.22

Overall rating
91.64/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
35 and still alive!
Vintage
06.04.1983
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
35 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
12.22
Number of bottles
204
Strength
43.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Nov 2018 1:25 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 344,20

7 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

10 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1983 SMWS 12.22

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.64 points

  1. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Old and complex
    • Nose
      Complex, some woody notes, grassy notes but also buttery, crispy, pipe tobacco and earthy leaf notes. Also fruity notes: lemon rinds, green apple, apricot, melon and pineapple syrups. Linseed and minerals oils.
    • Taste
      Complex. Fruity; apricot marmalade, honey, porridge, malt loaf, toasted seeds and the sweet of milk bottle. Added water: lanolin, some spices, more minerality.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and complex, All together in the end. But soft warm and fruity endings. Lovely.

  2. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue Price in December 2018: £ 295.00

    https://www.smws.com/35-and-still-alive

  3. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    SMWS Tasting Notes: A swooshed blade through tall grass! Then cereals galore: buttery; crispy; zingy; some leafy dampness underneath that suggests pipe tobacco and earthy leaf mulch. There’s fruit as well with lemon rinds, green apple, apricot, melon and pineapple syrups. Many tertiary complexities such as sooty oatmeal, an inky old writing desk, linseed and mineral oils. Water brings out geranium perfume, damp soil, a tomato vine and hibiscus. The palate arrives like a veil of grist scented silk. All flapjack, apricot marmalade, honey infused porridge, malt loaf, toasted seeds and milk bottle sweeties. A sublime softness envelops you. Reduction brings a lick of lanolin, some hardwood spices, a more robust, gravely minerality and a textual quality akin to waxes and shoe polish. A the finish is long, crisp and drying with wonderfully nervous cereal and fruit ballet.

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