BenRiach 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Wood
Stated Age
12 years old
Sherry, PX & Oloroso
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
02 Mar 2019 1:26 pm by Rumology.be

Average value

€ 59.74

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 12-year-old

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.41 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    great sherry standard for 40-45 €, whoever finds Glendronach 12 or Balvenie 12 too "cozy" should be right here
    • Nose
      fruity-sweet, orange jam, canned peach / apricot, some cinnamon & ginger
    • Taste
      strong, somewhat darker and more spicy than the nose, rather dried fruit, speculoos, spicy, nutmeg
    • Finish
      long, spicy-sweet, spicy, oak

  2. Ostap scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A great basic option that you get more than you expect. Beautiful light aroma and quite powerful taste and aftertaste.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sherry, apples, walnuts, rye croutons, dried apricots, dried fruits, sour cream (not homemade), mattress, lacquer notes, barely palpable frizz, milk wafers, citrus notes, candied fruit, Christmas cake
    • Taste
      84 84
      Dried fruits, salted caramel, condensed milk
    • Finish
      84 84
      Salted caramel, dried fruits, citrus notes, light oak, dried apricots, medium duration

  3. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tanned / copper colored and with medium windows, the whisky presents itself in the glass. For twelve years a decent appearance at a moderate price
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very nice fruity with a fine sweetness the first time he snuck in. Sandalwood and redcurrants come to my mind first, the alcohol is beautifully integrated and a fine vanilla and caramel note is above all else. The fruit notes are ripe and juicy.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweetness with a nice oily consistency is noticeable. Some wood comes through and a wonderful, soft Sherrynote lays on the palate. Ripe fruits with banana and redcurrants are accompanied by an almond aroma. Very pleasant mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Slight sharpness at the beginning, which is immediately captured by a soft fruit note. Pleasant sweetness adapts to the palate and remains medium with a note of juicy oranges.

  4. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, fruity and dangerously tasty!

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Light amber shines in the Premium Snifter. Immediately after pouring, beguiling PX sweetness spreads across the room, and thick and oily "legs" have formed on the glass wall. Sweet grapes and berries with a hint of creamy roasted aromas waft through the nose, mandarins and hazelnuts emerge, a subtle smoky note emerges from the spicy wood. Apricots and vineyard peaches, the nose is incredibly soft and sweet ...
    • Taste
      The first sip flows fruity with slightly tart wood tones over the tongue, sweet pigeons and berries mix with peaches and zest from orange peel, a pinch of pepper is subtly spicy around the tongue, hazel nuts and almonds end in a creamy chocolate note. Dried vanilla pods emerge, hints of caramel and toffee followed by sweet fruit aromas, in the background there is a minimal and delicate smoky note.
    • Finish
      Spicy wood tones stick warming on the palate, again there is minimal peppery sharpness on the tongue, hazelnuts with roasted aromas appear creamy. Dried berries are followed by oranges and tangerines, while creamy vineyard peaches stimulate the flow of saliva.

  5. DannyHill scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      sweet, citrus fruit, dried fruit
    • Taste
      sweet, quite woody, dried apricot, apricot peel, light bitter notes, gooseberry
    • Finish
      fruity, sweet, persistent

  6. riegerjonas scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Pear, apple, dark fruit, sweet
    • Taste
      84 84
      tingly sweet malty
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Saftkenner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice standard sherry bottling with a good price-performance ratio and very reasonable drinking strength. If the Aberlour 12 or the Glendronach 12 is too lax, we recommend this bottle.
    It's just a shame that it has now been discontinued as part of the bottle design change.
    In 2020 this bottle was often on offer for 32 €. I regret not having stocked up on myself.
    • Nose
      Ripe peach, slightly artificial orange aroma, delicate European oak, cocktail cherries, honey, ginger, vanilla, tangerines, wax, tree bark.
    • Taste
      Mandarins, cherries, vanilla, white pepper, ginger, honey, walnuts, oak seasoning.
    • Finish
      Medium-long finish with vanilla, oak spice and cherries.

  8. Danlow scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    It's already good and the new one is less good from my point of view. It is still available in various shops, but it is now being phased out. Maybe it's a whisky that you should put away a bottle of.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. sidqi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      The sherries are very intense,toasted nuts,butterscotch, toffee sweet,baked fruits and some spices.
    • Taste
      Bitter chocolate,berries.A little sweet and spicy.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish,with berry fruits.


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