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BenRiach 10-year-old

Overall rating
81.82/100
votes
156
Whiskybase ID
WB165510
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Original Ten
Bottled
22.07.2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels, Sherry Casks & Virgin Oak
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LP41291
Barcode
5060399680547
Added on
13 Sep 2020 11:12 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 39.34

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 10-year-old

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.82 points

  1. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    fresh, fruity, mild sherry, caramelized
    mouth:
    a little peppery spices, more fatty and greedy than the original, combination of fresh (apple and pear) and cooked fruits, a little woody on the way back; vanilla, bitterness there with cooked almonds
    final:
    simple and short, on the same scents, more vanilla.
    • Finish
      on a bourbon cask, new and old and an oloroso
      2nd filling barrel like those of Benromach to let the distillate speak.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Spicy Entry Level Malt

    Late summer 2020 BenRiach launched a new core range. Bottles and tubes got a new look, but more importantly: Rachel Barrie (my muze with Auchentoshan a few years ago, remember?) created this new ‘The Original Ten’ from a completely new recipe. Three types of wood come into play: bourbon, sherry and virgin oak. A tidbit of knowledge: this is the only one of the new range that is bottled at 43%, the others are bottled at 46%. Let’s get to work!

    The nose is soft and very accessible with lots of fruit like nectarines, apples and pears, but also melon and apricots. The virgin oak adds some extra spiciness, including vanilla and cedar wood.

    The body is just fine and the malt is immediately both sweet and spicy. Vanilla and caramel, but also some nutmeg and chili peppers. The fruit is limited to overripe pear and apricots, but is joined now by some woodsmoke and nuts. And a freshly baked croissant! Lovely.

    The vanilla, nuts and spices linger in the medium long finish. I’m actually getting cozy and warm.

    Man’s best friend with balls, thanks to the spices. Around 35 to 40 EUR, which I find very acceptable. Great entry level malt.

  3. 2ndSip scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Fruity on the nose, then more spice in the taste, whereby the fruit aromas and sweetness also come through on the second sip.
    Personally, I even prefer it to the 12.
    [80 - 76 = 'really not bad'-whisky -> but do I need a (second) bottle?]
    • Nose
      82 82
      initially a lot of fruit in the nose; light fruits (ripe pear, fresh apricot, yellow apple) with powdered sugar.
      Hints of honey and caramel that become clearer over time. A little cinnamon comes out.
      Light herbal notes in the background.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Quite soft at the start and with very spicy aromas (cinnamon, nutmeg).
      The fruits are there, but they are somewhat suppressed by the oak aromas.
      The tongue and mouth are quickly dried out. A slightly bitter note emerges (dark chocolate), but luckily it does not turn into bitterness.
      Second sip: even softer, this time with more sweetness and also more fruit. The spices remain, but give more space for the fruit flavors.
      Third sip: Sweet and it will be creamier on the tongue, even if there is a certain tingling spice.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Medium-long finish with the light fruits and especially the spicy aromas. Oak becomes a bit more dominant at the back.
      He's also getting drier.

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Bright color. Whisky is not oily.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Fruit. Peaches. Some caramel and vanilla. Maybe some ripe apples and pears.
    • Taste
      77 77
      A bit of oak. Fruit. Spices.
    • Finish
      77 77
      A pinch of spices. A bit of oak. Caramel. Fruit.

  5. Hlektrion scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    An uncomplicated, young and slightly rough whisky with an excessive malt component.
    • Nose
      Restrained, with a bias towards the malt component, with hints of caramel, young bark, Duchess soda and a hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      Malty, caramel, slightly peppery, slightly smoked, with a hint of soda.
    • Finish
      Short, with hints of white bread and burnt sugar, with an almost imperceptible smoky nuance.

  7. DannyDram scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Vanilla biscuits, fine tobacco, leather, subtle fruitiness. Thin, somewhat watery, cane sugar sweetness, one-dimensional, moderate intensity.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. GlenWim scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  9. Expraesi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

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