BenRiach 15-year-old Tawny Port

Overall rating
83.63/100
votes
246
Whiskybase ID
WB144809
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Bottled
13.11.2006
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Tawny Port Casks Finish
Number of bottles
2040
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L131106 31212BB
Barcode
5060088791080
Added on
18 dec 2019 9:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 78.95

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 15-year-old Tawny Port

48 users have left 51 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.63 points.

  1. domani scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very nice single malt exactly to my taste and with excellent PLV. A Tuscan sunset - 01.08.2014
    • Nose
      A lot of port, grapes, red dark fruits, fresh opened raisin pack, blackberry, raspberry, yogurette, white chocolate, caramelized popcorn, honey
    • Taste
      Creamy, oily, wonderful sweetness, brown sugar, port wine is also noticeable in the taste, red dark fruits, sugared berries, dark chocolate, Moncherie, at the end a little drier
    • Finish
      Lang

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  3. antoniod scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    One of the best portwood ever made.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruit jam, marmalade, sugary
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fruit jam, like strawberry,
    • Finish
      85 85
      Not very long, slightly bitter.

  4. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. katarn_rb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Fresh on the nose and tart in the mouth. Nice and varied.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Red, sweet fruits (grapes, strawberries), vanilla sugar and a little honey. Very fresh
    • Taste
      87 87
      Velvety and full, dark cherries, a little sulfur, raspberries, nuts and brown sugar.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Campari and green walnuts

  6. Portfolioman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    pretty tasty, sweet and heavy whisky
    • Nose
      Raisins, heavy sweetness, rum pot, oak
    • Taste
      strong, sweet, raisin with brandy, added some oak
    • Finish
      long, sweet, warming, little oak

  7. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A good, simple wine finish - a rolled port over a stiffened base - at first like the dominance of a barrel, but soon the base breaks through and takes its own and so on in all the sotavlivayuschih, except that in the aroma of the barrel it is possible to maintain excellence. If you like porto in general and porto in whisky in particular, then you will have to taste it.
    • Nose
      Sweet, fresh, port, raisins, flower tones, light lemon notes, malt, wet grains, boiled vegetables - potatoes, carrots.
    • Taste
      Port wine, ginger, red oranges, berry notes, raisins, then the original benthic oak bitterness, a little cream, burnt sugar is cut.
    • Finish
      Light oak bitterness, raisin water, lemon in tea, boiled in compote berries, oxalic acid.

  12. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  13. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice malt!
    • Nose
      Dark brown, it looks very appetizing and it smells immediately extremely pleasant: a mixture of fruity port, oak, raisins, vanilla.
    • Taste
      It tastes like it smells, wonderfully intense, strong. The vanilla pushes out, rum balls, reminiscent of Ritter Sport grapes nut.
    • Finish
      Not too long finish, but very pleasant in the aftertaste.

  14. webdiver scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  15. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. Portlover did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. peat head scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmjgl9jEIzw

  19. The Macallan scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one in a shop some years ago when they hosted a BenRiach tasting.

    N: fruity, clearly port influences

    T: winey, some spices and oaky dryness

    F: Drying with sweet winey spices 

    C: not really my cup of tea

  20. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mousse au chocolat with peaches. Campari, some sand.
    • Taste
      Dry. Dark fruits, spices, red wine.

  21. Numwierum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    For me one of the best non-smoky port-finish whiskys (for whiskys under 60 €). Good value for money ...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Taste in the big blind tasting test that Nethar prepared for me. I received a total of 19 samples of 30ml, numbered only. In the first place, I only knew that it was mostly about BenRiach, but that there were some of the other outlets among the samples. Nethar also suggested that some samples could be repeated. I accepted the offered challenge and placed my head on an imaginary block. How else should you defend your scoring and your approach to the assessment than such a practical test. Even though I know it's almost impossible to hit everything, because on the one hand, the tastes and preferences can change slightly over the years, it's often up to you what you had to eat before the test and probably the mood and other factors. Some of the bottles in the test were for me the first time, most of them only as samples a few years ago, but it would be more interesting. I used the tips, apart from my experience and memory, to compare with old reviews and degustation notes, but only after writing my impressions. After sending the results of my tasting, Nethar declassified the identity of the individual bottles. It turned out that BenRiach was only nineteen (53%) of nineteen samples, nine (47%). The fact that it will be "mostly BenRiach" was strictly observed. The ratio of other whiskys in the test was much higher than I personally expected, and I was ready for different lotteries. However, we know each other. Nethar's great thanks for all the samples and the chance to go through this test and see for yourself how much I can or can not rely on my olfactory and flavor cells and then you on my reviews.
    • Nose
      Nice pinkish color, it usually means the influence of the red wine barrel. Nuts, dense to sour fruit, red apples, fruit liqueur, cherry compote. The weakness is that it will come a bit flat. (84 b)
    • Taste
      In taste or rather in flavor, it looks like the influence of sherry barrels, because it gradually dries out. In addition to the dryness, the sweetness is also present in the taste. The flavor is misinterpreted, it is a mix of several different sensations. But stylishly I can, tastes and in flavor is richer and more interesting, and therefore rounded the rating likes upwards. (85 b)
    • Finish
      Depending on the scent, it looks like the influence of the red wine barrels, I would guess it stylishly somewhere in the BenRiach's older wood finish, including 17 yo Rioja, 17 yo Burgundy or 16 yo Claret.

  23. BottleBox scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Button and finish can not confirm the super Nose. Still a nice malt.
    • Nose
      Dry, red grapes, a little salsify, a hint of vanilla, cane sugar, creme brulee and subtly American white oak. In short: fascinating.
    • Taste
      Sweet, thick, spicy, strong on the tongue, but not burning or spicy. Slightly dry.
    • Finish
      Stay dry on the tongue. Unfortunately, all flavors fade very fast.

  24. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: Port wine, honey, dark fruits, cinnamon
    Taste: oily, dark fruits, becomes dry with cinnamon, oak and grapefruit
    Finish: Long, dry, bitter, fruity

  25. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  26. malthead-sven scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    hard to estimate, about 43%, 15 years, any wine finish, is a bit too sweet overall
    • Nose
      Blind tasting! Rosé wine, as well as the color, raspberries, gummi bears, a little lemon, roses and carnations, tea, floral and very sweet
    • Taste
      again very sweet, raspberries and nuts, a bit watery, then spicy
    • Finish
      soft and mild, the fruity sweetness is unfortunately gone quickly, oak bitterness remains for a while on the palate

  27. Dreamdramer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  28. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautifully balanced, a complex nose, which is not disappointed by taste and finish. Can you have more often!

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Welcome to a strong tropical fruit cocktail with malt. After a short while, the maltiness increases, the fruits remain, but become a little weaker and more indigenous. When putting down the glass a clear moldy note remains, which is interestingly not unpleasant. Now he is again much fruity, downright juicy; Apple and pear juice. On top of that, there are darker notes as well. After the first sip, Pannacotta dominates. When heated, the acidity increases dramtically, now the aroma reminds me of red currants and gooseberries. Calvados now too.
    • Taste
      The taste is still very fruity with dark milk chocolate and clear, very delicious oak. The alcohol is very well integrated, expresses clearly without burning even in the beginning.
    • Finish
      Sounds slow, with rich, pleasantly sweet creaminess blending into beautiful coffee tones of the oak.

  29. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Benriach Tawny Port (15y)
    tasted 2015-10-30 @ Tobi:
    N strong dark fruit, spicy, slightly vanilla
    G strong, pleasant round port, light cinnamon
    83

  30. Torfding scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I like it less in the Wood Finish range
    • Nose
      dark and heavy sweets and fruits, caramel, oak, nuts and coconut; The port is clearly perceptible, but looks a bit artificial
    • Taste
      a little tingling, heavy sweetness, warming, herbs, red fruits and a little pear
    • Finish
      medium; bitter off pleasant oak

  31. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Comments and Tasting Notes by BenRiach;

    Matured in the traditional style in American bourbon barrels, this whisky is then ‘finished’ in Aged Tawny Port hogsheads, sourced from the Douro region in the north of Portugal. During this second period of maturation the whisky derives many interesting characteristics specific to the Port hogshead.Just 340 six-packs will be made available worldwide, and the Tawny Port Finish is part of the first BenRiach 'Wood Finish Series', released November 2006.Nose;
    Crème brulée, honey, cinnamon and coconut in harmony with rich port notes and oak wood.Colour;
    Copper.Taste;
    Butterscotch, herbs, cinnamon, peaches and sultanas, infused with rich port and oak wood notes.Award;Silver Medal 2008
    International Wine & Spirits Competition

  32. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The
    best of the bunch by a small margin. The breadth of flavors is a little higher
    and the overall profile suits my fancy a bit more. They’re all great value and
    very pleasantly to drink though. Thumbs up for BenRiach.
    • Nose
      Fresh
      and sweet. Ripe fruit – cantaloupe, papaya, and pears. Saw dust mixed with
      artificial sweetener. Grape syrup and hints of menthol and licorice. Earthy
      associations, which I always have with port-matured whiskies. With some air,
      the dram opens up with honeyed oak and sugared oranges. Pretty good!
    • Taste
      Velvety
      and sweet, a tiny flashing of unlit matches. My initial associations of menthol
      are more pronounced on the palate. Caramel, shortcrust cake, and a slight
      bitterness.
    • Finish
      Medium-short.
      Mildly tannic with caramel.

  33. Goethe scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The BenRiach 15 Port. A very nice colour combined with a huge nose. The port is all around and get's comfy in the glas after a few minutes. Taste wise there is quite a squall of spirit the first seconds after sipping.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Plums, raisins, maple syrup, caramel, toffee, port, red fruits, cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, fermented grapes, coconut, marzipan.
    • Taste
      Port, red fruits, cinnamon, coconut, spices, oak.
    • Finish
      Medium. Chocolate with rum and raisins, fermented grapes, nuts.

  34. Wild Thing scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  35. Wild Thing scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Who likes Portweinfass finish will get his money's worth here. P / L Top!
    • Nose
      A very nice, sweet port wine aroma. Red fruits mix with vanilla, cinnamon and caramel. Orange marmalade and amaretto on a flower meadow.
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, sweet and tingling, it begins. Then it is slightly dry with a few spices and light oak. There are some red fruits like raspberries, strawberries and redcurrants. I do not like raisins in the taste, but I would now add to the flavor.
    • Finish
      But quite long, with a pepper note and some oak.

  36. zinaf scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Tried a recent release. I am not sure what went wrong here but there is hardly anything on the nose and palate. I am not a fan in general of port finishes but you cannot even tell what is happening here. Very shy and boring.

  37. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  38. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    heavy, sweet, dark, oak

  39. Fable scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  40. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I liked this expression, and put my detailed tasting notes on: http://maltandoak.com/the-many-finishes-of-benriach-tawny-port-15-whisky-tasting-notes/

  41. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      59 59

  42. Cipidos scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      75 75

  43. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  44. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      68 68

  45. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  46. granella2003 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Colour : Amber

    Smell : Palette of oak, banana, apple

    Taste : Medium, fruit, oak, spicy

  47. ervl scored this whisky 67 points Member Junior

    The BenRiach Port wood is easy going and sweet and a little spicy, with a hind of port. There are know specific senses in the nose as well in the mouth. The BenRiach  The Sherrywood or the Rum- wood finishes are better. I like the Sherrywood finish best. We tasted them in order: Sherry, port, rum. Maybe we had to start with this Portwood first. But in the end, my number one is Sherry. I took this Port wood home, just to compare with another Portwood finish the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 y, 46% ABV. And again no compatition. 
    • Nose
      35 35
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      75 75

  48. granella2003 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A deep amber color with beautiful copper hues surrounded by enchanting aromas and exquisite tastes. Has matured in traditional American bourbon casks and is then brought to rest in Tawny Port barrels, these barrels TP receives the Benriach its beautiful color.
    • Nose
      Beautiful aromas of cinnamon, blueberry, crème brulee, coconut and in the background a refreshing tone of lemon and lime
    • Taste
      A palette of flavors that begins with butterscotch, cinnamon and peach that blend in oak, strawberries and herbs
    • Finish
      Moderately long finish of fruit and Port

  49. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: honey, cinnamon, black berries, a bit lemon and wood
    T: cinnamon, creamy and butterscotch
    F: medium, forest fruits and spicy

  50. Igor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It certainly benefits from spending some time in the glass, becoming really good after a while. You'll notice how its rare edgy features soothe and a bouquet of delicate rounded flavours comes into the foreground, captivating the smell sensors completely.

    You may add some water if you like, but don't go too far with it. Unnecessary drops might ruin your dram. This whisky, actually, is much tender than it seems.
    • Nose
      Sweet-scented, acidic notes, photo lab (revealing reagents), forest berries, strawberry, crème brûlée, cinnamon, coconut.
    • Taste
      Confection, doughnuts dusted with icing sugar, spices, chicory.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Slightly biting (in a good way), bitter tone of a dark chocolate.

  51. hsmithjr scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Not the best Benriach.
    • Nose
      Soft and "winey".  Orange marmalade.  This one needs to breath to get the notes.
    • Taste
      Oak.  Port wine.  Spices.  Coconut and perhaps overripe bananas.
    • Finish
      Medium.  Milk chocolate.  Pancakes and maple syrup.

  52. Feusi scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Honey and ginger in the nose, caramel and sweet apricotes and after a while pepper and hot spices. A short palate from sweet notes to ginger, like a ginger tea.

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