- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Twelve
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Sherry Casks, Bourbon Barrels & Port Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 13 Sep 2020 11:12 pm by maltaholic
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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 12-year-old
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.37 points
- Aroma is sweet and fruity with a strong malty presence and light bits of spice that slowly rise and add to the complexity; Palate is good and darkly sweet with a malty core and a richer waxier delivery than the 10; Finish is nice and easy with a touch of wax at the end.
significantly more greedy than the 10, the 3 ° seems to boost this nose on pepper, dust and intense oak, more captivating
silky, velvety, roundness, peppery spices, caramelized vanilla, a pastry side, baked fruit, a little banana
short to medium, on the same scents with a PX sherry cask which gives pep for a 12 whisky, which stands out by name.
- The 3% more than the 10 is good for the nose and palate. I think the finish is a bit too simple
fruity, light and dark fruits, sherry notes, slightly nutty sweet, spicy oak
fruity, slightly sweet and malty, slightly acidic, slightly pepper, becoming nutty
fruity finish, slightly sweet, but very simple and rather middle course
- n: sour, sherry, port
t: light, sweet, port
a: sherry, port
- Step Up
Next to the new ten years old entry level malt – christened The Original Ten – there is also a new twelve years old concocted by Rachel Barrie, the master blender at BenRiach. For this whisky she married bourbon, sherry and port casks. Tidbit of knowledge: the new range is not colored.
Wonderfully fruity nose with lots of blackberries, quince and blood orange. Add a good dollop of maple syrup and a hint of origin chocolate. This is very good indeed.
Nicely creamy on the palate, it offers hazelnuts, rum raisins, mocha and baked apples. Quite some baker’s spices kick in and again the blood oranges surface, peel included. Rich and round.
The finish is very long – surprisingly long in fact – on mocha, maple syrup and dried fruit with candied orange peel at the death.
Quite a step up from The Original Ten. Around 40 to 45 EUR, which it clearly merits. This one goes into the cabinet.