- 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
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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1976
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.63 points
- Tropical as expected from a 76 Benriach, excellent
Whiskyauction 585.- €
- 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/
- 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.
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)
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)
- 【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
- That's what I drank best so far! I do not even dare to imagine the slaughter that had to be the barrel # 3557
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 ).
Ultra fruity, fruits from here and elsewhere. Nothing can pierce this tropical shield. Everything is ultra-melted. Yum.
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!
- 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....
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
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 ;-)
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