BenRiach Malting Season

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
First Edition
Bourbon / Virgin Oak
Number of bottles
48.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
05 Aug 2021 3:48 pm by Tauti

Average value

€ 100.23

16 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Malting Season

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.38 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    There's a fruitiness that's lovely, but the vanilla and oak can be a bit dominant at times.
    • Nose
      There's certainly a nice maltiness as well as a good amount of vanilla, which provides a base for stone fruits like peach, but also a tinge of sugar-coated strawberry as well as poached pears and baked apples. Finally a whiff of cooked broccoli and bran.
    • Taste
      A decent mouthfeel with a fair amount of new oak as well as nutmeg and allspice, followed by baked bananas, crème caramel and mild notes of orange marmalade and apricots. Ending on a tinge of fennel.
    • Finish
      Creamy with notes of yellow cake and banana, as well as lingering spices.

  2. Frankie_H scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Old school malt, creamy and fruity. Lots of sweet spices, delicate nuttiness, all in perfect harmony. Very drinkable

  3. eselsim scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    WLW 2021

    Terroir Whisky? Jumping on Bruichladdich's Bandwagon?
    It was quite a good dram tbh, youngish and off balance with harshness that rather comes from virgin oak

  4. Mapl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Subtle sweetness, light fruits, apple, pear, fruity
    • Taste
      84 84
      light, fruits, vanilla, pear, some honey
    • Finish
      84 84
      Sweet, light heat, light fruits, a little honey

  6. Martinesk scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Quite a pale dram, which jumps fresh into the nose when pouring.

    I would have loved to celebrate it because I like the distillery and the story (malting myself) is good. The sample will probably not be replaced by a large bottle.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Light southern fruits, tropical, banana, brown sugar and light wood. The alcohol can only be perceived with the nose deep in the glass.
      Overall, however, my nose is too pointed. Hence the reluctance to score.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Creamy sweetness with intense alcoholic tingling on the tip of the tongue. Full-bodied with wood freight. Underneath there is something purple and flowery that I can't get hold of.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Darkening wood. Medium length. Nothing to remember tomorrow


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