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BenRiach Heart of Speyside

Overall rating
76.04/100
votes
166
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2004
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088790229
Added on
03 May 2008 2:58 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 32,45

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Heart of Speyside

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.04 points

  1. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. Rien scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh, youthful and emphasizes herbaceous and grassy. In addition, some oak, firm minerality and light farm-like flavors.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly krautiger start with peppery oak, grass, citrus tones immature Golden Delicous apples, cocoa dust and mineral accents.
    • Finish
      Long, grassy and thick as well as oak and some cocoa dust.

  4. pianoman scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Alcohol, grappa, slightly moldy potting soil. Lemons, sour apple rings.
    • Taste
      Vodka, wet cardboard, a touch of pear. Short and bland.

  5. Pilatus scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  6. WhiskyGB scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    A young whisky. Beginners whisky!
    • Nose
      Soft and gentle with tones of sweet and fresh.
    • Taste
      Sweet and pepper.
    • Finish
      Short, hits of dry

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    N- Fresh and soft leather with a whiff of salt and mineral, farmy notes. Light pepper and honey. Gentle.

    P- Touch of spicy, honey and sour fruits. Flawless, gentle and soft.

    F- Short-medium, creamy honey and peppery. Easy and simple dram with some charming earthy notes.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. pelle86 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      71 71

  9. HunterRomario scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Taste in the big blind tasting test that Nethar prepared for me. I received a total of 19 samples of 30ml, numbered only. In the first place, I only knew that it was mostly about BenRiach, but that there were some of the other outlets among the samples. Nethar also suggested that some samples could be repeated. I accepted the offered challenge and placed my head on an imaginary block. How else should you defend your scoring and your approach to the assessment than such a practical test. Even though I know it's almost impossible to hit everything, because on the one hand, the tastes and preferences can change slightly over the years, it's often up to you what you had to eat before the test and probably the mood and other factors. Some of the bottles in the test were for me the first time, most of them only as samples a few years ago, but it would be more interesting. I used the tips, apart from my experience and memory, to compare with old reviews and degustation notes, but only after writing my impressions. After sending the results of my tasting, Nethar declassified the identity of the individual bottles. It turned out that BenRiach was only nineteen (53%) of nineteen samples, nine (47%). The fact that it will be "mostly BenRiach" was strictly observed. The ratio of other whiskys in the test was much higher than I personally expected, and I was ready for different lotteries. However, we know each other. Nethar's great thanks for all the samples and the chance to go through this test and see for yourself how much I can or can not rely on my olfactory and flavor cells and then you on my reviews.
    • Nose
      So this is a lighter lighter style. Fruit (a mixture of apples and pears), classically with a honey sweetness, which is but slight. The aroma is thinner, nothing extra florid. (80 b)
    • Taste
      Vanilla, honey, light wood, gradually sweet wood. A short, mild flavor, this makes me feel really basic whisky. (82 b)
    • Finish
      Neurazi, will not sleep, but for a quiet sipping for moments of wellbeing, actually why not? I think such an alternative to better blends.

  10. toklian did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says:

    Benriach
    NAS 'Heart of Speyside’ (43%,
    OB, 2004)
    Quite similar, perhaps even more ‘farmy’
    and with a little more oomph despite
    – or thanks to – its younger
    age. Some notes of cow stable and
    quite some spices. Nice hints of bitter
    oranges. Did they add a few casks
    of their peated batches to the vatting?
    Anyway, I'd say it’s a rather
    good one: 79 points.

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