BenRiach 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Original Ten
Stated Age
10 years old
Bourbon Barrels, Sherry Casks & Virgin Oak
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
13 Sep 2020 11:12 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 38.60

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32 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 10-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.31 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    fresh, fruity, mild sherry, caramelized
    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
    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. tangtang scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not particularly complex, but a perfectly acceptable malt for the price range.
    • Nose
      light fruits, alcohol is slightly present, some nuts and slightly sweet,
    • Taste
      Malty, somewhat sweet, light fruits, slightly sour.
    • Finish
      short, sweet with malt and light fruits, slightly nutty

  4. Svjatogor scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    n: fruit, strong, apples, pears, berries, fruit compote, oak, honey
    t: light, fruit
    a: oak, nuts, fruit, short

  5. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Till90 scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    Nice young whisky
    The alcohol is wonderfully integrated, the marriage of the different barrels worked very well here
    • Nose
      Fruity nose, mano, degree, vanilla paired with light sherry notes
    • Taste
      Sweet toast, light citrus notes, virgin oak and a hint of raisins
    • Finish
      In the finish, a light rubber note and sweetness of vanilla

      Lingers in the mouth for a long time

  8. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Aroma is a tad waxy, not Clyenlish level, and has a nice earthy-malty character that sits alongside a warm fruitiness that comes through like a gourmet fruit candy; Palate is rather basic but is good and fruity with a strong malty presence that’s super easy to sip and enjoy; Finish is warm, soft and fruity.


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