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Overall rating
86.21/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2019
Calculated age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 19023
Number of bottles
286
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 May 2019 10:20 am by Malthead_80
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78,97

2 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 2008 MoS

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.21 points

  1. Gaija scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    [Quick festival note] Wow, ok, I mean "vive la différence" but I can't quite get how this is getting such a high average WB score (more than 86 at time of writing). Is this what people like in whisky nowadays ? To me this really is "modern woody sherry done bad" 101. It's arguably flawed on some levels and, moreover, it's incredibly replacable by just any other young malt that you'd put in such a pressure cooker. Take the Tomatin 17007 for example : it's a bit better but not much and it's just boringly similar. I don't understand the logic behind bottling such malts as single casks ...
    • Nose
      Cheap caramel, vegetal notes, bland wood already ... archetypal bland young modern sherry.
    • Taste
      Very woody, astringent even, unbalanced on some dirty potato aromas, earthy and moldy wood. Pass.
    • Finish
      Not saving anything.

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose is unusual
    a tasty malt, I like it
    • Nose
      dark, apple, sweet, cheese?
      with water: sweeter, more fruit
    • Taste
      strong with buzz on the palate
      sweet, sherry, coffee
    • Finish
      long
      Plum, raisin, sweet

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A nice balance between the fruity spirit of Benriach and the sweet, dry and spice quality of the sherry cask.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A nice and rich aromatic nose. Sweetened and even scented woodpolish. Fruits both fresh and dried. Candied coffee sweets with brownsugar. Hot melted caramel and warm oranges.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sugarred nuts. A good dosis of spices. Cinnamon, ginger and pepper. Fudge and chocolate sauce. Cappuccino with the cream, sugar and coffee. Then some grapes, nice and big raisins and mandarins.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Nicely fading away towards a creamy and sherried end, but still the fruit remains with banana and citrus.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A great, intense malt; a sherry bomb in the best sense; despite its only "11" years already very complex;
    • Nose
      Blackberries, raisons, a lot of sherry, chocolate, caramel, oak;
      [Color] mahogany;
    • Taste
      diluted: an intense, fruity finish, lots of sherry, (bitter) oranges, dark chocolate, cocoa, spices, oak;
    • Finish
      a medium-long, fruity finish; a lot of sherry, chocolate and oak;

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