BenRiach 17-year-old Burgundy

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Stated Age
17 years old
Burgundy Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 15 06 10
Added on
16 Jul 2010 10:56 pm

Average value

€ 297.92

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104 × member ratings

180 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 17-year-old Burgundy

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.45 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It's just something for real lovers of wine casks, it has all the positive and negative side notes, already soapy side notes, a somewhat unpleasant finish, etc., but also great sweetness and red berries.
    • Nose
      Beautiful wild berries, also strawberries picked directly in the forest, damp autumn leaves, unrefined, brown sugar, damp leather, sour cherries, a little liquorice and nice, slightly dirty malt, raw marzipan, dark chocolate notes, a tick of herbal honey
    • Taste
      Cocoa powder, dry and spicy with a distinctive red sweetness, wild berries, strawberries, dark chocolate, nutmeg, black pepper, allspice, leather, some tobacco too, marzipan, hazelnuts, sweet liquorice, brown sugar, distinct malt notes from Benriach, coffee beans, allspice, Tick chilli even
    • Finish
      Autumn leaves, getting drier, slightly roasted malt, oak comes out more, red apple with some apple core unfortunately, medium-long

  2. gaboruso scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. Spits scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Portlover did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. peat head scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior


  6. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      55 55

  7. pEpp0 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. JohannesB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful finish, in my opinion the best of the non-smoky Woodfinish series by BenRiach. Fruits, sweetness and oak are perfectly matched. No component overlays the other. It is a pity that this bottle is nowhere to be found.
    • Nose
      Wow, a whole forest of fresh raspberries, blackberries and overripe strawberries. The berries are picked and placed in a bed of warm marzipan. Finally, warm milk chocolate is poured over it. Very sweet, juicy and fresh at the same time. A slightly bitter European oak hovers over everything. This captures the sweet flavors and ensures that they do not overflow. Behind it, the bourbon barrel, in which this malt spent most of its maturation, is clearly recognizable: vanilla, caramel and a few yellow fruits are there. Alcohol in the nose? None.
    • Taste
      Soft and balanced. Only after about 20 seconds the alcohol slides properly and makes for a powerful start. The Bourbon barrel is a little more obvious here: crème brûlée with a crunchy top layer - topped with the red berries from the aroma.
    • Finish
      The finish is a potpourri of nose and taste: Milchschkolade, sweet fruits and spicy oak linger medium in the mouth. The salivation is stimulated and this seems to increase the aromas even further. When all the other flavors are gone, the crème brûlée will stay in your mouth for a few more minutes and make you want another dram ...

  9. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a very nice and also tasty whisky
    the wine is clearly noticeable
    the oak is present, but not bitter
    I really like it!
    • Nose
      hui, full, dark and complex
      Grapes and wine
      red fruits and berries
    • Taste
      red fruits and honey
      the sweetness is getting stronger and the oak is coming in the background
    • Finish
      milk chocolate


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