BenRiach 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.50/100
votes
156
Whiskybase ID
WB126955
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

€ 84.54

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 12-year-old

30 users have left 31 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.50 points.

  1. Ficelli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. herdertje scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The nose is incredibly soft and sweet.
      A combination of citrus fruit and dried fruit.
    • Taste
      The palate gives tiramisu, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, honey.
    • Finish
      Medium finish with a gentle sweetness.

  4. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

  5. Romansen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  6. BillyWalkerFanBoy scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A delicious malt. Great and consistent key data at 12 years of age with 46% without dye or filtration.
    However, you have to know how to drink it. The whisky is quite closed at first. Also hot, peppery, a little out of balance.
    It takes a lot of time in the glass. The bottle itself also likes to be able to breathe well.
    The drop tolerates water quite well without fading when added.
    According to information, the whisky has matured in 3 different sherry barrels. According to my taste you can tell that it was in ex-bourbons long enough.
    Due to the composition of the barrel, the whisky has a certain complexity.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fruity with figs, cherries, apples and vanilla.
      With caramel and spices.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong start. Full-bodied on the tongue. Initially fruity and sweet with cherries, sultanas and apples. Then spicy with dark chocolate, oak and cinnamon and vanilla. A little hot and peppery.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long sherry-tinged finish

  7. DannyHill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. riegerjonas scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    2020-08-18
    • Nose
      83 83
      Pear, apple, dark fruit, sweet
    • Taste
      84 84
      tingly sweet malty
    • Finish
      84 84
      spicy

  9. 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.

  10. Danlow scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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

  11. sidqi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • 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.

  12. fnk scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Typical sherry whisky, which I am not a fan. Not bad

  13. 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.

  14. sarthur71 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. Expraesi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. Marcel74 scored this whisky 86 points Expert 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

  17. the_muskox scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    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.

  18. rpvdwel scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  19. 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

  20. keba9591 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  21. 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

  22. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  23. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  24. Ostap scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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

  25. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A nicely created sherry whisky from Benriach. Certainly for this price.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, figs, honey, toffee.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Again figs and honey, raisins, chocolate and vanilla.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The aftertaste is medium and has something anise-like, dark fruit and vanilla.

  26. liquid_spirit scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A good (sherry) standard. ME no worse than the "older" bottling of 2016.
    Overall, I'm more Glendronach fan.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  27. liquid_spirit scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A good (sherry) standard. ME no worse than the "older" bottling of 2016.
    Overall, I'm more Glendronach fan.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  28. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  29. 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.

  30. emptycask scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    This batch is "in my opinion" better than the older bottlings. Sweet and simple, but tasty and enjoyable as a daily dram. At the moment one of the better 12 yo sherry influenced drams around. I will get another bottle for sure.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

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