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BenRiach 2005

Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
4
Whiskybase ID
WB162777
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Bottling
Vintage
22.12.2005
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Puncheon
Casknumber
5278
Number of bottles
546
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060399689632
Bottled for
UK Exclusive
Added on
29 Jul 2020 8:46 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 119.80

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4 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 2005

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For a single cask bottling from Brown-Forman, this isn't too highly priced though I doubt this will continue for much longer. The nose of this is full of lovely PX character that carries a sweetness into the palate. Value (£80) : 7/10
    • Nose
      Huge PX character on the nose. Thick Demerara sugar syrup, treacle toffee and roasted plums. Huge note of baked red apples or sweet apple crumble and lovely marzipan. Notes of dates and raisins as well. Some orange peel and ginger biscuits with a sense of malt. Christmas cake spices with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Fresh cracked black pepper. and the lightest touch of burnt matches.
    • Taste
      Initially sweet with the brown sugar and treacle. then it gets quite drying with the oaky tannins taking over. This also brings with it quite a lot of spice. Yellow plums. The texture is oily but not as syrupy as I initially thought. More dried fruits now with sultanas, dried cranberries, candied orange peel and some crystallised ginger. Again baked apple pie with maple syrup. Brown sugar. Dried tobacco leaves. I find water really helps turn down the spice and brings out more malty sweetness.
    • Finish
      Quite long and warming. It still retains that tannin influence, leaving the mouth quite dry. Quite like sucking on tea leaves. Now quite dark chocolate shows up with the orange and ginger. A nice mint liquorice note as well. Molasses return giving it that richness from the palate.

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