BenRiach 1976

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling - Batch 7
Stated Age
33 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
53.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Aug 2010 6:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 863,00

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1976

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.65 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Good balance between fruitiness, sweetness and herbal notes - very good
    • Nose
      92 92
      Fruity, mango, pineapple, austere, herbal, dry hay, whiffs of smoke, cigars - very good
    • Taste
      91 91
      Punchy, oily, good sweetness, fruity, more tropical fruits, little peaty and smoky, spicy and herbal, due to the sweetness it's not as austere as oon the nose, cigar tobacco - still good
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, warm, herbal

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tropical as expected from a 76 Benriach, excellent

  3. Bram84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Mikee scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Whiskyauction 585.- €

  5. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes: Nose: Not as fruity as you would expect from a Benriach this year. Rather creamy, with caramel and vanilla, as well as quite a bit of nut. The alcohol seems to overshadow the flavors, but after a while in the glass it comes, the wonderful Benriach 1976 fruit! Pineapple, mango, nectarines, bananas, apricot jam, grapefruit and ripe lemon, all mixed into a thick pulp.
    Mouth: What an explosion! Very sweet, again caramel, Werther's real, the alcohol powerful, then flashing the tropical fruit mixture, accompanied by fine herbal tones. Great development on the tongue, clothes the mouth optimally, and whenever the herbal notes start to gain the upper hand, this citrus-like fruit comes back, radiant, always reminding me of a blend of passion fruit and cassis!
    Finish: Very long, the alcohol carries the fruit a little longer than in 1976-Benriach with lower alcohol content, then on nutty, almost a little peppery, herbal and floral.
    Conclusion: This is one of those whiskys that every fan of fruity malt should have tasted in his life! Many of the 1976 Benriach have a fairly low alcohol content, because over the long period of maturation just so much has evaporated over the barrel wall. Nevertheless, they are always bottled in barrel strength and have a more open-hearted depiction of the aromas. In taste, however, give the 53.2% of this version an extra fruit kick, which makes you just smile with joy. This comfort also over the slight closure in the scent away. Simply an experience! https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/

  6. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Taste of the Whisky Festival 2016 as a last resort. I wanted something interesting, unusual, rare, which BenRiach meets. The aging of the oldest whisky I drank. I had an older year old, Bunnahabhain 1964, but he was only "twenty-five. An interesting experience, this whisky has its qualities, but it's not like the bomb as I imagined. I'm glad I could have tasted something like that, and where else could I get to such bottles than at the Whisky Festival.
    • Nose
      Bonpari, kiwi, bourbon whispering, but there is also honey sweet and fresh peppermint behind the beech (more precisely the oak). Milk chocolate, pumpkin compote. The smell is a better non-dilute pair of water drops. (87 b)
    • Taste
      The taste is better to change a few drops of water (I gave 4 drops to 20 ml). Beautiful blossoming beauty. Milk chocolate, honey, fresh exotic fruits, pineapple compote (or more juice from it). Dozvuk is chocolate-vanilla-oak. And because it is not a thorn-free rose, a woody coating on your tongue will appear in the flavor after a few minutes, making the overall impression slightly coagulating. (87 b)

  7. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    【First】: beautiful amber wheat feeling (+)> peach raisin (+) yellow peach (+) a sense of wheat gathers with time 【Middle】: body firmly stunning peat feeling (++) smoked smoke (+ Smoke than smoked 【Finish】: Alcohol feeling nose coming out well, returning together Powerful (++) viscous sweetness and grapes with transparency coexist Benriac chunk continues for a few minutes in the back thorough Awesome http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=3969

  8. tebond968 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior



  9. Kiezentriebwein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. PierreDH scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    That's what I drank best so far! I do not even dare to imagine the slaughter that had to be the barrel # 3557
    • Nose
      Apples, pears, ripe peaches. Exotic fruits, mango, roasted pineapple. A little beeswax, honey but very delicate as if it had been diluted. Freshness, mint, liquorice. And aromas that I love to find in whisky, while it must remain rare and rather reserved for wine (though), humus, undergrowth, mushrooms of Paris (big fan of Alsace Pinot Gris ).
    • Taste
      Ultra fruity, fruits from here and elsewhere. Nothing can pierce this tropical shield. Everything is ultra-melted. Yum.
    • Finish
      Round, deliciously fruity, passion fruit, still mango. Nice acidity that stretches the whole thing. It goes off in a long, smooth and creamy way on vanilla like creme brulee and coconut. Encoreeeee!


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