BenRiach 12-year-old

Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 48.27

11 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

89 × in collection

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

  1. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    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.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. tangtang scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The 3% more than the 10 is good for the nose and palate. I think the finish is a bit too simple
    • Nose
      85 85
      fruity, light and dark fruits, sherry notes, slightly nutty sweet, spicy oak
    • Taste
      85 85
      fruity, slightly sweet and malty, slightly acidic, slightly pepper, becoming nutty
    • Finish
      83 83
      fruity finish, slightly sweet, but very simple and rather middle course

  5. Svjatogor scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    n: sour, sherry, port
    t: light, sweet, port
    a: sherry, port

  6. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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.


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