BenRiach 1976

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Stated Age
30 years old
Number of bottles
52.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar
Belgium Belgium
Added on
03 may 2008 1:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 547.50

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 1976

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.89 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    08/12/2019: very good. The nose is a little harder than expected. Especially compared to the majority of benriach 76 which are direct on the fruit. But the magic works in the mouth.

    09/11/2021: even more exotic, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya. It really is much better (and the same bottle).
    Superb. 91/92
    • Nose
      Light sweet peat. Cold ash.
      Quite pronounced alcohol.
      Lemon, tangerine, vanilla butter.
      Light camphor. A little green. Young woody.
      A little smell of ... feet.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is more fruity. Mandarins always but also a little papaya, pineapple.
      The butter is always present. On the other hand, the peat and the dirty side are almost absent.
    • Finish
      Final on the fruits. Butter, a little camphor and cold smoke.

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  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tropical fruit punch with Christmas fruit cake, very delectable.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. stf_92 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Basket of tropical fruits on the nose, in the mouth and on the finish, accompanied by a fine and light peat. It's good !!!

  5. Banzai scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Very fruity, but not too complex - pretty easy drinkable
    • Nose
      92 92
      Fruity, apple, peach, pear, cantaloup, little honey, whiffs of smoke, spices, little pineapple - very good!
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, more ripe fruits, melon, honey, hints of vanilla - still good
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, fruity, grapefruit, orange peel, still good sweetness

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Stewed tropical fruit, very fruity, great

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Another testament to the brilliant fruitiness of these BenRiach from 1976.
    • Nose
      Soft peat smoke and some kiwi, grapefruit and passion fruits as well, underpinned by some interesting floral notes. We've got some ripe apples and pineapple too, as well as damp oak and a touch of honey. Even a whiff of grass and moist heather. Straight up excellent.
    • Taste
      Brilliantly fruity in much the same vein as some of those Irish single malts. Lemon, mango, passion fruit, pink grapefruit and lychees. Similar to the nose, but on steroids and with less peat smoke (which was subtle to begin with). Touches of oak spices too.
    • Finish
      More of the same with a hint of white chocolate to finish things off. Medium in length.

  9. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Jack Marinello scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      More fruit here! Exotic, pineapple, apricot, spice, some smoke (fades after a little aeration)
    • Taste
      We stay on the nose, exotic fruits, pineapple, mango, spices and a light woody
    • Finish
      Quite long, persistent, always on the fruits and a slight woody.

  11. aphex scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The famous Benriach fruitiness again. Beautiful nose, tasty palate. Great whisky.
    • Nose
      Another exotic and yellow fruits basket. Mangoes, passion fruits, pineapples, peaches, apricots, grapefruits. A little honey, a few spices, mentholated notes and pu-er underwood notes. Peat is very discreet here.
    • Taste
      Dry, fruity and spicy. The exotic fruits again but citruses are taking the lead with grapefruits, oranges and lemons juice. Spices from the oak with lots of pepper. Mint.
    • Finish
      Long, drying, peppery.

  12. ThS scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Mineral, slightly peaty, exotic, greasy, melted. Excellent.

  13. zormik scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  14. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  15. tebond968 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior


  16. ALouis scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Color: Gold

    Nose :
    A floral and fragrant nose, the attack is on vanilla and honey.

    The nose evolves
    then to the spices and a light smoked, discreet.

    Exotic fruits
    are more indented than the other versions: pineapple, mango,
    passion, melon.

    A lot of elegance,
    of freshness and complexity in this version.

    At the 2nd nose there is
    vegetal notes.

    Mouth :
    In the mouth we have much less the impression of exotic fruity bomb
    than the other versions of this vintage.

    There is a superb
    melted peat and fruit.

    This balance
    peat / fruit is superb of balance none dominating the other.

    Peat is enough
    oily and marine and fruits rather on citrus fruits and fruits

    The final is
    persistent on spices, pepper, some herbaceous notes and

    A version less
    typical of the BenRiach 76 but excellent.


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