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Overall rating
90.26/100
votes
25
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 1:01 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 386,36

9 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1983 SMWS 12.22

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.26 points

  1. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue Price in December 2018: £ 295.00

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

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    BenRiach old!
    Old whisky sensation with an agglomeration of scents on the old, dusty wood, on the worn leather, on the slightly moistened dust, on the wax, on the cooked yellow fruits, candied!
    it's sweet too, it's a little creamy, it's very spicy, on the gingerbread too, the cereals a little toasted. A little grassy also in the end
    a superb dram with everything, final long, lasting, with different scents but allied to each other.

  3. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Cast Olila scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. 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.

  6. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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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