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BenRiach 1981

Overall rating
90.74/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling - Batch 7
Vintage
1981
Bottled
07.2010
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
2589
Number of bottles
157
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088792667
Added on
07 Sep 2010 5:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 411.67

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1981

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.74 points

  1. Dede scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very fruity nose, pears, apricots, applesauce, but also scents of pastries, the combination of both evoking a hot apple slipper. A small hint of exoticism is also part of it. The cask has also given, with a lot of vanilla, barley sugar, a little nutmeg.

    On the palate the alcohol is well controlled, with a nice fruity attack on a nice combo pears / yellow fruit / guava / passion. The mid-palate is more woody, with vanilla and spices (ginger, nutmeg).

    The finish is long, mixing woody bitterness and exotic notes of the most beautiful effect.

    A very nice modern malt. It's woody / fruity / vanilla, a devilish fool, like a pretty vulgar girl ... but sometimes it's what you want!

  2. Volanne scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A fruity Benriach with a wood influence. Typical or stereotypical? It's up to you to make up your mind. 
    • Nose
      Appetizing. Hot pastry. Sponge cake straight out from the oven. Tinned pears. Ripe melon. Lots of vanilla and coconut. The barrel had lots to say, and gave lots of soft spices (cinnamon, nutmeg). Alcohol is slightly on the edge.
    • Taste
      Sweet and tasty, with lots of ripe fruit (yellow peaches, apricots in honey). Some exotic fruits too (passion fruits?). And always this intense presence of wood and sweet spices.
    • Finish
      Long, with a hint of rose water.

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