- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 03 May 2008 2:58 pm
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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
Fresh, youthful and emphasizes herbaceous and grassy. In addition, some oak, firm minerality and light farm-like flavors.
Surprisingly krautiger start with peppery oak, grass, citrus tones immature Golden Delicous apples, cocoa dust and mineral accents.
Long, grassy and thick as well as oak and some cocoa dust.
Alcohol, grappa, slightly moldy potting soil. Lemons, sour apple rings.
Vodka, wet cardboard, a touch of pear. Short and bland.
- A young whisky. Beginners whisky!
Soft and gentle with tones of sweet and fresh.
Sweet and pepper.
Short, hits of dry
- 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.
- 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.
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)
Vanilla, honey, light wood, gradually sweet wood. A short, mild flavor, this makes me feel really basic whisky. (82 b)
Neurazi, will not sleep, but for a quiet sipping for moments of wellbeing, actually why not? I think such an alternative to better blends.
- Serge says:
NAS 'Heart of Speyside’ (43%,
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.