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BenRiach 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.16/100
votes
95
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Wood
Bottled
24.01.2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry, PX & Oloroso
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LM11694
Barcode
5060399687188
Added on
02 Mar 2019 1:26 pm by Rumology.be
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 50.29

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95 × member ratings

253 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 12-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.16 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. 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.

  3. Marcel74 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Wss all 1st fill sherry casks, super fragrant and a lot of sherry depth
    • Nose
      Sherry, spicy, dark fruit, sweet, dried fruit, figs, plums, sultans, raisins
    • Taste
      Mild aroma, later spicy, fresh and dark fruit
    • Finish
      Medium to long delicious sweet sherry finish

  4. the_muskox scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    The splash of water is mandatory for this one. Neat, it noses pretty hot and tastes astringent and imbalanced. With the water added, though, it’s a pretty nice PX-forward sherried dram. It sorta tasted like the Boulevardier my brother sitting across from me was drinking.

    Nose: Neat, there’s a wall of hot fruity sherry. I did get some Oloroso, but mostly smelled sweeter PX influence.
    I decided not to mess around and just added a splash of water right away. This helped a fair bit with the heat. Now there was orange peel, dates, maraschino cherry, sweet berries, red apple, and toffee.

    Palate: Silky texture. Not that sweet actually, which wasn’t what I expected given the heavy PX influence on the nose. Pear, milk chocolate, berries, and something like sweet vermouth up front. The sherry builds into oak, almonds, malt, tobacco, and a bit of grass.

    Finish: Fruity-spicy and fairly firm. More sherry, tobacco, clove, lemon, and orange pekoe tea.

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. keba9591 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. marmeladow scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It takes a lot of time to taste it!
    Good and complex sherry malt for which Rachel Berrie is responsible. Here the term sherry bomb really hits the "explosively" good and complex taste of this malt.
    Very slightly inferior to the Glendronach 12yo because the PX / Oloroso notes of the Glendronach with their nuttiness and chocolate had a slightly better effect on the nose and palate than on the Benriach, which shone in addition to the sherry notes due to its fruit and spiciness.
    The PLV therefore speaks clearly in favor of the Glendronach 12yo
    • Nose
      91 91
      Oak Fruit Spices Malt Sherry Dried Fruit Sweet Vanilla
      complex nose, many notes are beautifully married with a certain earthy-pleasant basic tone. Comes powerfully in the nose and not just sherry sweet
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oak Fruit Pepper Ginger Nuts Sherry Dried Fruit Sweet Vanilla Herb Coffee Dark Chocolate
      Powerful and also creamy-velvety (and not sweet at all), ABV well integrated, the 46% carry everything very well
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium length, somewhat bitter and spicy

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

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