BenRiach 16-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Blue Label
Stated Age
16 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
2011/03/08 10:35 10111
Added on
02 Jan 2010 10:05 am

Average value

€ 57,65

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 16-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.00 points

  1. Volanne scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A slightly too young malt, which may find its place at the aperitif, but that makes me understand why I do not often feel like a whisky at the aperitif.
    Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS: http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml
    • Nose
      Typical grassiness of youngish malts, consisting of juniper and candied angelica-root. But no yeast (that's good!). Biscuits and malted cereal. We stand close to the raw material here. Just a little smoke, a hint of rubber, and something delicately lemony (lemon meringue pie?) that you could find in a drowned whisky from the isles. Some apple juice, too. Icing sugar sweetness. Over-diluted acacia honey.
    • Taste
      The attack is soft, dominated by vanilla and apple juice. The mouth is easy going, fluid, light without being sluggish. Then the wood's influence increases, and the alcohol, though remaining discreet (43%?), brings some structure to the whole. Unfortunately, there's nothing much happening until the mouth turns more acrid, dry, with a slight bitterness.
    • Finish
       A frank touch of violet-flavoured liquorice.

  2. Willie JJ scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very nice dram. Complex, fruity spicy and delicious
    • Nose
      Very malty, hint of draff, apples and pears, pear drops, acetone, cream soda.
    • Taste
      Heaps of fruit, lemon, pears, pineapple, fizzy, sherbet, spicy.
    • Finish
      Medium length, lots of drying wood spice, cinnamon and ginger. Lingering acetone at the end.

  3. MARS scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant and easy drinkable whisky. Do not stand well with aeration. It is better to drink the bottle quickly.
    • Nose

      Nose: Gasoline, oil and fruits. Sea side, beautiful balance and well melted.

      After aeration, more oil, oil and fruit. A little vanilla.
    • Taste
      Palate: Oily and fruity. A little citrus. Slight weakness in mouth although pleasant.
    • Finish
      Finish: Peat, spices and fruits (in this order). It's oily (in the
      consistency and flavor). The finish is long but a few rather weak
      (especially after aeration)


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