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BenRiach 1976

Overall rating
91.62/100
votes
91
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling - Batch 7
Vintage
1976
Bottled
07.2010
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
8795
Number of bottles
221
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088792681
Added on
27 Aug 2010 6:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 749,00

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Tastingtags

8 Notes

whiskycuse
Expert Senior whiskycuse Note
29 Mar 2018 9:22 pm

Tasting Notes:

Nase: Vorerst nicht so fruchtig, wie man es für gewöhnlich von einem Benriach dieses Jahrgangs erwarten würde. Eher cremig, mit Karamell und Vanille, ebenso wie recht viel Nuss. Der Alkohol scheint die Aromen etwas zu überlagern, doch nach einer Weile im Glas kommt sie dann, die wunderbare Benriach 1976 Frucht! Ananas, Mango, Nektarinen, Bananen, Aprikosenmarmelade, Grapefruit und reife Zitrone, alles zu einem dicken Brei vermischt.


Mund: Was für eine Explosion! Sehr süß, wieder Karamell, Werthers Echte, der Alkohol kraftvoll, dann die tropische Fruchtmischung aufblitzend, untermalt von feinen Kräutertönen. Großartige Entwicklung auf der Zunge, kleidet den Mund optimal aus, und immer, wenn die Kräuternoten beginnen die Oberhand zu gewinnen, kommt wieder diese zitrusartige Frucht auf, strahlend, erinnert mich stets an eine Mischung aus Maracuja und Cassis!


Abgang: Sehr lang, der Alkohol trägt die Frucht noch etwas länger, als bei 1976-er Benriach mit niedrigerem Alkoholgehalt, dann weiter nussig, fast ein wenig pfeffrig, kräutertönig und floral.


Fazit: Das ist einer von diesen Whiskys, die jeder Fan von fruchtigem Malt in seinem Leben einmal probiert haben sollte! Viele der 1976-er Benriach haben ja einen recht niedrigen Alkoholgehalt, da über die lange Zeit der Reifung einfach so viel über die Fasswand verdunstet ist. Trotzdem sind sie stets in Faßstärke abgefüllt und weisen eine eher offenherzigere Darstellung der Aromatik dar. Im Geschmack aber geben die 53,2 % dieser Version einen extra Fruchtkick, der einen vor Freude einfach nur grinsen lässt. Das tröstet dann auch über die leichte Verschlossenheit im Duft hinweg. Einfach ein Erlebnis!

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HunterRomario
Expert Senior HunterRomario Tasting note
09 May 2016 7:36 am
HunterRomario gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Bonpari, kiwi, štiplavost bourbonu, ale je tu za bukem (tedy přesněji za dubem) schovaná i medová sladkost a svěží peprmint. Mléčná čokoláda, dýňový kompot. Vůně je lepší nenaředěná pár kapkami vody. (87 b)

Taste

V chuti je lepší pro změnu pár kapek vody ( dával jsem 4 kapky na 20 ml). Nádherně rozkvétá do krásy. Mléčná čokoláda, med, svěží exotické ovoce, ananasový kompot (nebo spíš šťáva z něj). Dozvuk je čokoládovo-vanilkovo-dubový. A protože není růže bez trní, v dochuti se objeví po pár minutách dřevitý povlak na jazyku, což celkový dojem mírně sráží. (87 b)

Finish
Comments

Ochutnána na Whisky festivalu 2016 jako úplně poslední panák. Chtěl jsem něco zajímavého, nevšedního, raritního, což tenhle BenRiach splňuje. Věkem zrání nejstarší whisky, co jsem pil. Ročníkově jsem už měl i starší, Bunnahabhain 1964, ten byl ale "jen" pětadvacetiletý. Zajímavá zkušenost, tato whisky má své kvality, ale není to až taková bomba, jako jsem si představoval. I tak jsem rád, že jsem něco takového mohl ochutnat, a kde jinde se k takovým lahvím dostat, než na Whiskyfestivalu.

Derekyu928
Expert Senior Derekyu928 Note
30 Apr 2015 4:56 pm
Derekyu928 gave this whisky 90 points

【ファースト】:綺麗な琥珀 麦感(+)>桃 レーズン(+) 黄色い桃(+) 時間と共に麦感が湧きでてくる 【ミドル】:ボディしっかり 見事なピート感(++)  燻製   煙(+) 燻製よりも煙くさい

【フィニッシュ】:アルコール感しっかり  鼻抜け、返り共にパワフル(++)  粘性がある甘みと 透明感のあるブドウが共存 喉奥にベンリアック塊が数分間継続 素晴らしい

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tebond968
Expert Senior tebond968 Note
25 Apr 2015 6:20 pm
tebond968 gave this whisky 89 points
Kiezentriebwein
Expert Senior Kiezentriebwein Review note
05 Mar 2013 6:39 pm
Kiezentriebwein gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.7
Nose
92
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
89
Presentation
90
PierreDH
Expert Junior PierreDH Tasting note
02 Jun 2011 5:37 pm
PierreDH gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Pommes, poires, pêches bien mûres. Des fruits exotiques, mangue, ananas rôtis. Un peu de cire d'abeille, du miel mais très délicat comme s'il avait été dilué. De la fraîcheur, menthe, réglisse. Et des arômes que j'adore retrouver dans le whisky, alors que cela doit rester rare et plutôt réservé au vin (quoique), humus, sous-bois, champignons de Paris (grand fan de Pinot Gris d'Alsace ;-) ).

Taste

Ultra fruitée, fruits d'ici et d'ailleurs. Rien n'arrive à percer ce bouclier tropical. Le tout est ultra fondu. Miam.

Finish

Ronde, délicieusement fruitée, fruits de la passion, encore de la mangue. Joli acidité qui étire bien le tout. S'éteint tout en longueurrrrrr et en onctuosité sur de la vanille genre crême brulée et de la noix de coco. Encoreeeee !

Comments

C'est ce qui j'ai bu de meilleur jusqu'à présent ! Je n'ose même pas imaginer la tuerie que devait-être le fût #3557 :mrgreen:

EL34
Expert Junior EL34 Tasting note
12 Dec 2010 1:09 pm
EL34 gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Comparing this latest 76 Benriach with batch 5 or the two were bottled for the whiskyfair this one is more focussed on wood and vanilla than the exotic fruits I have hoped they would explode on first nosing. After adding a few drops of water and letting it stay for a few minutes, the pineapple finds it way and berries known from the forest evolve shyly

Taste

We are back on track as the fruitiness starts to overwhelm the taste buds in a stunning manner. In my memories, batch 5 is a tad better balanced than this one as the wood is a little bit too apparently. However, like a friend of mine use to say this is moaning on the highest accessible level ;-)

Finish

nothing short of a totally fruit bomb on the most fascinating stage and in my opinion definitely the best part as the finish is just faultless as the fruits explode as desired

Comments

Usually, you can't go wrong with 76 Benriachs bottled by the distillery and this one is no exception. Less obviously fruity than the earlier bottlings mentioned at the beginning but still an exceptional experience as the berries give this whisky a surprising new dimension. To make a long story short, grab a bottle if you got the chance to do so....

Dede
Expert Senior Dede Tasting note
21 Sep 2010 9:43 pm
Dede gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Mélimélo de parfums vanillés et acidulés. La douceur de la vanille répond à l'acidité des agrumes, avec de belles notes de mandarine, de pamplemousse jaune et de jus d'orange. Puis arrivent les ananas, ananas mâtiné de noix de coco - pina colada en fait - ananas séché, ananas frais, ananas en boîte, de l'ananas partout, à tous les étages. Et moi j'aime ça l'ananas, surtout quand il se marie aussi bien aux notes vanillées et agrumiques du premier nez. Exubérance et équilibre réunis dans un verre. Il m'a semblé déceler aussi de très fugaces notes de malt tourbé.

Taste

Fraîche et puissante, elle est dans le prolongement du nez. D'abord fruitée, acidulée et vanillée (ananas, agrumes), elle s'épice en milieu de bouche (muscade et poivre blanc ?) sous l'influence du chêne.

Finish

Relativement longue et intense, elle est sèche et agrumique (pamplemousse jaune), laissant le bois s'exprimer encore un peu plus sous la forme d'une amertume tannique mais maîtrisée.

Comments

Encore un très beau Benriach 76 fruité et exotique. Le nez est à se damner, jouant d'un équilibre parfait entre la douceur de la vanille (le hogshead a bien donné) et les notes acidulées des agrumes et des fruits exotiques. La bouche et surtout la finale sont un peu plus raides, mais demeurent des plus plaisants. A noter les trois expressions différentes du bois aux trois étapes de la dégustation, avec la vanille du nez, les épices de la bouche et les tannins de la finale. Enfin, l'eau ne lui apporte rien.

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